Trouble at the Harpers Ferry Job Corps

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Sam

Glasgow, KY

#1 Apr 15, 2009
I have heard there has been some trouble at the job corps this week. Does anyone know what is going on?
newkid

Washington, DC

#2 Apr 6, 2010
I am about to go to Harpers ferry job corp next week, do you think that is a smart move?
Ac3 Boogi3

San Marcos, TX

#3 May 24, 2010
Noooooooooo
HarpersFerry1985

Baltimore, MD

#4 Jan 2, 2011
Go and get what you need so you can move forward, it not easy anywhere now a days..it cab be what you make. If you need to start somewhere then go and make the best you can out of it.....i did.
AC3 Boogi3

San Marcos, TX

#5 Jun 13, 2011
But I DID make it....... Im doing ADV traning in TX now.
Z MONEY

Drums, PA

#6 Sep 26, 2012
is harpers ferry really haunted and do people still shove brooms up anyones butts anymore nd im talking about jobcorps harpers ferry in west virginia so let me know this info before i make my choice on whether i shuld go or not?
Unknown

Martinsburg, WV

#7 Oct 20, 2012
I wouldn't send my child to Harpers Ferry Job Corps. They don't teach independent living skills. The staff is there for a paycheck and that's it. If u are white good luck! The head supervisor of residential is a racist along with a few others. I have been around there for a few years and I KNOW what goes on behind the scenes. Big waste of tax payers money. The kids are better off on the streets!
Miscellaneous

Romney, WV

#8 May 7, 2013
I think this program has potential to be more then it is, but I don t believe they will ever reach it. It s helped several, but it shoves away many. Many who deserve good things, but need extra help in getting on that right path. I believe how they go about motivating their students is crooked. Dangling little rewards in front of them like they re children is not the way to motivate people you wish to be adults. This is supposed to be a place where they teach young adults how to exist in the real world, how to be independent. But all they do is degrade, and belittle half of their student body, and treat them like lying criminals. Having a set bed time; Having to wake up when they say so; Not being able to take sick days; Not being able to live like a regular human being.. Yet they expected us to act like adults. They expected us to behave in a way that wasn t demonstrated to us, ever. The RA s held their positions over our heads, and lied their way out of the wrong simply because they could. That s not even scratching the ice.

It s a very prejudice place. The majority of the staff are African American, and during my time there it was very apparent that they picked and chose who their favorites where in the dorms.. Favorites in the dorm to the RA s got privileges none of the others got; Staying up later then was allowed, cooking food after hours, behaving rudely to others and not being held responsible for it. The list goes on for days about how crooked this place is, and how undesirable their staff was. At least it isn t run by Root anymore. He was a bigoted old man, who seemed to have lost his love for what he did. The last I heard? Things had not changed much.

I suggest Harpers Ferry change how the run things, if they wish to become better in the ranks. Last I heard they were rated the lowest the the country. Not the State.. The entire country.

That s really sad, and quite unfortunate.

I myself ended up having to leave before I could accomplish anything because they made it impossible for me to live there with a healthy state of mind, and body.

The stress that is unloaded onto the people there, be it work, education, and trade, let alone dorm responsibilities. That was all fine; But we also had to deal with people fighting. People playing loud music. People cussing. People fucking where ever they pleased. Being treated like sub par individuals. Having no privileges. Not being able to go anywhere, or do anything. Scheduled trips where more than not, forgotten about or Canceled completely. The site was unpleasant to look at. The buildings are old, and people spit where ever they please.

The food was unhealthy, fruit was hard to come by. If you didn t get there first, you got shitty left overs. They never seemed to make enough deserts for everyone, and a lot of people ended up going without. They left it up to the kids to keep the cafeteria clean, and so half the time it wasn t.

In the time that I was there, they forked money over for asinine uniforms, a pool table, and a juice machine.. When they should have been replacing the air-conditioning & Heating units that never seemed to work.

The female dorm was a disgrace to women, and I wish they would put in a little bit more effort into making it seem like home.. But let s not also forget the male dorm that is crowded, unpleasant, smelled bad constantly, had broken beds, bugs, and insects.

The people there will tell you that the staff never wanted us to open our mouths to tell the truth. Their jobs were more valuable than our quality of living.

Well, I m not there anymore, and I have nothing to loose by saying that Harpers Ferry Job Corps is a disheveled, out dated, unorganized, fear mongering, prejudice, highly underfunded, militaristic facility that should be either completely renovated, or just closed down entirely. Find somewhere better to go. There are better centers out there.
London_present_s tudent

Harpers Ferry, WV

#9 Jun 26, 2014
Job Corp is what you make of it. its not about what you will given cause you are given nothing but a second chance. no different than the first. they are a few staff members that have a good heart and really want to see you get somewhere in life. the others probably could care less but that's everywhere you go in life. Job Corp its self is a great program. its what you make of it.
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a_present_studen t

Brooklyn, NY

#11 Jul 15, 2014
London_present_student wrote:
Job Corp is what you make of it. its not about what you will given cause you are given nothing but a second chance. no different than the first. they are a few staff members that have a good heart and really want to see you get somewhere in life. the others probably could care less but that's everywhere you go in life. Job Corp its self is a great program. its what you make of it.
I know u London wonder if u will figure out who this is before u leave lmao she speaks the truth but this place is stressful no bullshit

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