Great Onyx jobcorps?

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#63
May 2, 2012
 
I visited there often, due to my husband being an instructor. There were staff meeting students off campus and having sex. There were numerous times that the dogs were called in for drugs. students making pipes out of markers. Other instructors saducing other instructors. This does not set a good example for people who need guidance.
Father of Tony Soprano

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May 26, 2012
 
Stephanie Augusta GA wrote:
My son attended Great Onyx Job Corps and this place is marvelous. Within a year he completed his high school diploma and is just finishing up a trade in welding. This place has really change my son for the best. He's mature and actually has a sense of direction where he see himself within the next two years. The staff is great. I would recommend this place to anyone interested in taking their kid out of their common element (streets, homies, cutting class) and place them into an area that is grounded and rooted. Kudos to Great Onyx Job Corp 2009.
So nice to hear from a mother who obviously cares about her child. I too share your concerns about the homefront for my son. While he did well in school, he was lazy and has been on a vacation since graduating high school. He has been unable to hold down a serious job. His attempt at higher learning turned out to be a ruse to get a "netbook". He is now 21.

I pushed him into going to Job Corps just to get him away from home and homies. It has been a tough road to get him in the program since his counselor seemed (to my son) to not be with the program. But, since his counselor called him yesterday and told him where he was going, I feel different now. I feel a sense of excitement for him. Your note is like a shining star in a sea of a massive void!
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#65
Jul 1, 2012
 
I went to great onyx job corps in mammoth cave kentucky it was ok but alot of fights people getting picked on and it reminded me of a boot camp and it was out in the middle of no where we went on trips sometimes on the weekends and went to six flags they took us to walmart the movies and a few other places didnt finish the program and came back home which was in alabama and I was far away from home so couldnt visit on the weekends
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#66
Jul 1, 2012
 
Great onyx job corps mammoth cave kentucky is no good I recommend if your wanting to get in the program try going to a different center i attended back in like 2001 and its horrible didnt get to go anywhere but on like weekends and you got a little money every two weeks the food was no good the staff also no good it was always fights always hard to sleep at night not knowing if someone would bother you my locker got broke into one night and all my things were stolen it took me a few weeks to get to quit and come home but one good thing is that the scenery and the mammoth cave they took us to was beautiful but to warn you the center is out in the middle of nowhere in the mountains and when you arrive its one big area it reminded me of a bootcamp or jail the way it was all set up because of all the bad kids and the dorms and the beds every morning they woke you up hollering and you had to make your bed and do your morning chore before you could go to breakfast but I been getting flashbacks and would love to go back just to visit and take my family to see how it looks and how its changed and visit the cave again
Son of Badaxe

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Jul 13, 2012
 
Father of Tony Soprano wrote:
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So nice to hear from a mother who obviously cares about her child. I too share your concerns about the homefront for my son. While he did well in school, he was lazy and has been on a vacation since graduating high school. He has been unable to hold down a serious job. His attempt at higher learning turned out to be a ruse to get a "netbook". He is now 21.
I pushed him into going to Job Corps just to get him away from home and homies. It has been a tough road to get him in the program since his counselor seemed (to my son) to not be with the program. But, since his counselor called him yesterday and told him where he was going, I feel different now. I feel a sense of excitement for him. Your note is like a shining star in a sea of a massive void!
Hm...your son sounds familiar. LOL
Thanks for all you have done..will always love you, Patrick.

Couldn't believe I found this post. See, I do research!
Son of Badaxe

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Jul 13, 2012
 
PS- This netbook is awesome.
Father of Tony Soprano

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Jul 13, 2012
 
A follow up on my previous post. When the day came for my son to leave, we had not heard from his counselor. I didn't want my son to miss out on this opportunity so I fortunately found a local employment commission counselor who knew my son's counselor's cell phone number. I called him and found out that "The had run out of money and would not start back up until August."

I felt this was some sort of BS and called Great Onyx myself and got the same story so, it is apparently true.

I really hate to hear all the negativity from people familiar with the place. If it is like boot camp (which I doubt) it won't work out for anybody and I am making an educated guess that possibly the place was shut down to purge the "bad apples".

I am glad that "Tony" did not take offense at me mentioning him. I do care about him. I know he can make himself anything that he puts his mind to. I will be calling the counselor soon to see where everything is at and will be reporting my take when I hear from him.
Dwayne Barge

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Jul 22, 2012
 
Hey i wanted to know how long does it take to go to job corps. I been accepted to Great Onyx Job Corps.
Father of Tony Soprano

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#71
Jul 26, 2012
 
Dwayne Barge wrote:
Hey i wanted to know how long does it take to go to job corps. I been accepted to Great Onyx Job Corps.
It has been about 5 months for us. Good luck to you.
concerned mom

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Sep 11, 2012
 
My son just got to great onxy today&now reading all these posts are really worring me. Is it really that bad( fights,stealing,drunken staff, etc......) I'm not really thrilled bout all this!Am now ready to pull him out&he just got there. Hope this is BS!!!Someone really let me know what the deal is!!My daughter went to jobcorp years ago&it was grest.(not great onxy)so I figured it was still a good deal,but my mind is spinning now.
Father of Tony Soprano

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Sep 12, 2012
 
concerned mom wrote:
My son just got to great onxy today&now reading all these posts are really worring me. Is it really that bad( fights,stealing,drunken staff, etc......) I'm not really thrilled bout all this!Am now ready to pull him out&he just got there. Hope this is BS!!!Someone really let me know what the deal is!!My daughter went to jobcorp years ago&it was grest.(not great onxy)so I figured it was still a good deal,but my mind is spinning now.
It is what you make it. While it isn't the military, they don't put up with being baby sitters for reprobates. My son has been there since the beginning of August and is doing great. He is in the carpentry program and has been a part of rebuilding a shelter at one of the parks in Great Onyx. He will be moving on to higher a higher level of basic carpentry soon.

I have heard of a lot of people going not just to Great Onyx but to many job corps sites and NOT making it. I have also heard of a lot of successes. Don't pull your son merely on hearsay. Let him make his own way and as long as he regards it as what it is, he will respect it for what it is. A government supported on the job training facility. Not the military but when all is said and done, it may be better.

Good luck to you and your son.
concerned mom

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Sep 13, 2012
 
Father of Tony Soprano wrote:
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It is what you make it. While it isn't the military, they don't put up with being baby sitters for reprobates. My son has been there since the beginning of August and is doing great. He is in the carpentry program and has been a part of rebuilding a shelter at one of the parks in Great Onyx. He will be moving on to higher a higher level of basic carpentry soon.
I have heard of a lot of people going not just to Great Onyx but to many job corps sites and NOT making it. I have also heard of a lot of successes. Don't pull your son merely on hearsay. Let him make his own way and as long as he regards it as what it is, he will respect it for what it is. A government supported on the job training facility. Not the military but when all is said and done, it may be better.
Good luck to you and your son.
Thanks for responding to my concerns. He is still there and was really gungho to go. He told me that so far so good and that he.was fine. So I'm going to hope for the best. This is something he wanted to do, to better hisself, do i'm sure he will give it his all. I was just so shocked at all the negative comments and really all the things happening there bad. But I'm going to see how it all works out. And Thanks again.
People Who Lie Can Die

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Sep 25, 2012
 

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Hello,
Do not lie to these people trying to get there sons in the program. What the fuck? I'm in great onyx and i will tell you whats up. It is easy to get drugs on center, it is easy to get liquor as well. Let's see the bathrooms are dirty as hell, the floors have stains on it. Can i mention the cafeteria? Flys every where, you might as well go to pineknot job corps if you want a better experiece. Oh and if someone has a cell phone, you better have at&t or else your service will not work. Those who have t-mobile, virgin mobile have to go ontop of the hill to get a good connection from their provider. Let's see oh theres alot of sex on campus, girls are hos here. They do not have any self respect here. You have to remember most of the people here came from either no place at all, or a bad nieghborehood, or was raised wrong. A few months ago we had some riots and we were on lock down. Oh heres the funny part, teachers are not nice, some are I will not lie. But some of them take too much of authority and treat this place like a boot camp facility. Oh and wait until the national forest service comes, they make you crack down on cleaning for a week to make us pass our inspection. When you talk to your cousoler they will lie to you, and say the job corps will pay for braces, they will not, there is no swimming pool here. You trying to go on walmart trips? thats every thursday not saturday you dumb bitch. Get it right, or dont comment. Anyway, moving on now, if you really need any questions regarding job corps hit me up at xxcorrosionxx@gmail.com. or you can just wait until i reply here.
Well your pleasant

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Nov 16, 2012
 
People Who Lie Can Die wrote:
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Do not lie to these people trying to get there sons in the program. What the fuck? I'm in great onyx and i will tell you whats up. It is easy to get drugs on center, it is easy to get liquor as well. Let's see the bathrooms are dirty as hell, the floors have stains on it. Can i mention the cafeteria? Flys every where, you might as well go to pineknot job corps if you want a better experiece. Oh and if someone has a cell phone, you better have at&t or else your service will not work. Those who have t-mobile, virgin mobile have to go ontop of the hill to get a good connection from their provider. Let's see oh theres alot of sex on campus, girls are hos here. They do not have any self respect here. You have to remember most of the people here came from either no place at all, or a bad nieghborehood, or was raised wrong. A few months ago we had some riots and we were on lock down. Oh heres the funny part, teachers are not nice, some are I will not lie. But some of them take too much of authority and treat this place like a boot camp facility. Oh and wait until the national forest service comes, they make you crack down on cleaning for a week to make us pass our inspection. When you talk to your cousoler they will lie to you, and say the job corps will pay for braces, they will not, there is no swimming pool here. You trying to go on walmart trips? thats every thursday not saturday you dumb bitch. Get it right, or dont comment. Anyway, moving on now, if you really need any questions regarding job corps hit me up at xxcorrosionxx@gmail.com. or you can just wait until i reply here.
Well aren't you a pleasant individual. I'll be going to that job center in a few months and I pray I won't meet up with you, otherwise I'll actually have to have a long talk to you about grammar, cause I couldn't understand half the crap you just incoherently spouted out of your clearly uneducated fingers. See, I can do insults to. You honestly sound like one of those entitled 18 year olds thinking Job Corps is a 2 year long vacation. Half the crap you complained about isn't even a big deal. Girls are "ho's"? Who cares, you don't go there for the girls. Go to Walmart once a week? I fail to see how this is an issue. Easy to get drugs and liquor on center? What place isn't? If a person is desperate enough, they can get anything on center. Point is, it just sounds like your an entitled punk.
Most of the people I have seen complain on here all scream that certain attitude that tells me they aren't really serious about what they signed up for. But in hindsight that doesn't even matter as I see more people praising this job center than actually complain about it, so your opinion and supposedly "real" talk means nothing. Plus I find (and once again going back to the topic of grammar) your credibility lacking due to just how lazy your post was set up. How am I supposed to believe someone who can't even spell correctly?
Ignore the fool folks, just another punk with the intelligence of a kindergartner.
(*Braces for responses...COME AT ME BRO'S!*)
People Who Lie Can Die

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#77
Nov 17, 2012
 
What ever, once you come here you will see. I hope your shit get's stolen. Actually I hope they put your ass in raiders bay. We will see how well you last. I been here 9 months, I seen people resign, get terminated over stupid crap. This place is very dirty, and the staff here are dirty. You will see what I mean once you come here. Good luck ;)
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What ever, once you come here you will see. I hope your shit get's stolen. Actually I hope they put your ass in raiders bay. We will see how well you last. I been here 9 months, I seen people resign, get terminated over stupid crap. This place is very dirty, and the staff here are dirty. You will see what I mean once you come here. Good luck ;)
Jokes on you, I ain't bringing anything but the clothes on my back (and maybe a few books to pass the time...and really what the hell are a few books worth?). I find through experience that the places you go to are what you make of it (except Prison...can't really make anything out of Prison). If it is what you say, then it is shame....but it should pale in comparison to the very reason on why you go there...to get trained in a skill. If the center does that, not much to complain about then. Your practically getting the housing, food, and training for free. I'll only have an issue with the program if I find that while staying there, it isn't going to offer me what I was told it was going to offer. Judging from what I have read on the internet, this center gets at least that right, and that is all I can ask for.

Plus your still there right? I won't pretend I know what kind of life you live and what has happened to you in your life but 9 months is quite a bit of time. Unless something is preventing you from going back, you must be staying there for a reason no? If the conditions are as bad as you say, I would imagine you leaving...after all I read that if you so choose, you can leave Job Corps at anytime..they will even pay for your transportation back home.
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#79
Nov 19, 2012
 
Does anyone know if the kids are out this week for Thanksgiving at the Mammoth Cave Great Onyx Job Corps?
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#80
Nov 22, 2012
 
ninepearltheeth wrote:
Does anyone know if the kids are out this week for Thanksgiving at the Mammoth Cave Great Onyx Job Corps?
Nope. No break until the Christmas break.
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Lol, great onyx job corps is one of the low ranking centers. They are ranks 89 out of 100. They did a poll at our assembly. They have mold in the cafeteria which they pass inspection every time, Idk how they do that. They have broken windows, they hardly stock up on supply. Check this out, instead of having a clean center, they wait until the last minute to enforce the rules of cleaning up. When they do that the labor department comes in, and checks everything out.
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#82
Jan 4, 2013
 
Dose anyone know about the welding program and the teachers at this location. Repor with the students.

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