Job Corps is worth a second look

Job Corps is worth a second look

There are 621 comments on the Kentucky.com story from Mar 22, 2009, titled Job Corps is worth a second look. In it, Kentucky.com reports that:

I know teachers who received pink slips last year and haven't found work yet. I also have unemployed friends who ran training programs to help others find work and now are fighting the sense of uselessness that sometimes accompanies joblessness.

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Ashlee

Belleville, IL

#638 Sep 21, 2013
HEllo, I realize this post is old but I am tryig to do some research on Job Corp. I have contacted the one in Saint Louis, Mo Has anyone had any person experience at this particular campus? Reading some of these posts has me a little sketchy about going but honestly I think is my last resort to straighten things out within my life and get headed on the right track towards a career and being independent for my son and I. If you would like to email at aemig47@gmail.com it would be appreciated. ONLY if you have personal experience. Thankyou :)
wild bill

Morganfield, KY

#639 Oct 4, 2013
I think job corp is a complete waste of tax dollars!!
nope

United States

#641 Oct 4, 2013
wild bill wrote:
I think job corp is a complete waste of tax dollars!!
And I think you're wrong.
frenchburg_jc_gr aduate

West Liberty, KY

#642 Oct 6, 2013
i just graduated this july i attended for a year it was relly hard i went when i was 16 and was glad to be underage.like any other place or home of many we learned to get away with brakeing the rules but they make em very risky i.e no sex no drugs no stealing dress right surpervised 24/7 cleaning 2wice a day,and when and if u do leave center u feel like a criminal and after a while it makes u be one the staff says its ur home clean it and respect it but when u wana lay down on the couch after working hard all day u cant because its not your home...u get very little to survive on bring ur own shampoo hygen and addictions cause at first u only get like 12 dollars ever 2 weeks at my 9 months i made it to 48 every 2 weeks dont get in debt u will need to pay back asap loan sharks are fun to be not to pay you get respect for sure but you can also get kicked out even thoe your going off supply an demand witch is a big thang any1 learns while attending you learn to deal with a lot diffrent people from all over the world who well teach you a lot what you learn is up to you.it will true mature you or brake you you have to want it more then any thing well not it but what lies ahead man they set you up high school diploma perment and trade and they help u after and it free but its miserable the people are awesome some are terriable but im glad i went and wouldnt change anythang it sucks do know this u wake up at 6 get dressed make ya bed eat breakfast help clean the dorm sit in a meating till 7:30 work ur a$$ off till 3pm then you sit in another meating and they give you more rules seems every day and news ect. then if u lucky u can make it to the shower first and u wont have to stand in other girls filth and hair all over the shower u got flip flops oh so try ur best not to touch the walls then u gunna need to run to dinner by 4 and u wana get there first or eles food might be gone or they decide to close early then after dinner u gunna need to poop foods desighned to make u loose weight a year in and my last night i went to bed hungry in a hard bed with 7 other girls in the bay that i came to love like fam....we drove the staff nuts cuzz they are a lot like us they had fav. and theyll let you no if they dont like you no treats and they put you on blast or write you and they gossip just as bad!they are no diffrent from us dont do nothing you dont want the whole campus to know ull learn that on your own and free time aint shit to do specially when u see the same people every day yall still hang out but danm u will get bored af!!!!!!!!!but its worth it better then were you heading dont go if you aint willing to want more in life then what you heading for you got to want a bright futcher!im 17 and ahready set to join the apprenticship gotta car and a lil side job and i owe it all to frechburg jobcore my mom gave me a life that wasnt leading nowere bless her heart she tryed but she had me 2 young to know another thang they shouldnt have to teach but usally have to any way!DONT JUDGE NO ONE CAUSE YOU AINT NO ONE TO JUDGE!!!ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE ME!!!
frenchburg_jc_gr aduate

West Liberty, KY

#643 Oct 6, 2013
Ashlee wrote:
HEllo, I realize this post is old but I am tryig to do some research on Job Corp. I have contacted the one in Saint Louis, Mo Has anyone had any person experience at this particular campus? Reading some of these posts has me a little sketchy about going but honestly I think is my last resort to straighten things out within my life and get headed on the right track towards a career and being independent for my son and I. If you would like to email at aemig47@gmail.com it would be appreciated. ONLY if you have personal experience. Thankyou :)
IF ITS UR LAST RESORT TAKE IT,they talk bad but just be as real as you can and as mature and youll be fine as was scared too at first but they wont hold you hostage you can leave any time
Ladd

Jasper, TN

#645 Oct 14, 2013
I am going to the atlanta job corps very soon, and would like to know what really goes on, any help?
angie

Johnson City, TN

#649 Nov 7, 2013
Illiteracy rate runs rampant. Job Corps has been around for almost fifty years, a number that is approaching many IQs on here.
Mazzel

Charleston, WV

#650 Nov 11, 2013
I loved all the folks
Former student

Riverside, CA

#653 Nov 14, 2013
Angie, maybe in Johnson City TN. You don't know Jack. There are thousands of ex military, teachers, govt. employees, tradespeople who went through JC. You ain't born knowing how to sustain yourself, so if you ain't taught how in the home or school how the hell you gonna know. What you gonna do? Sit on someone else's couch and smoke dope and live off ssi? Not me!
Angie

Johnson City, TN

#655 Nov 22, 2013
Former student, I'm praising Job Corps meathead not chastising it. Learn how to read and improve yourself. Crissakes son.
Jay

Charlotte, NC

#656 Jan 8, 2014
My mom is planning on sending me to Job Corps because I got a D in Biology and she is sick of me not bringing home straight A's. My grades are not awful. They're like A,B,C,D,D. Havent gotten any F's. Anyways after researching this place, it seems HORRIBLE. Dont get me wrong, I am able to defend myself but I am not about that life and I feel like if I go there, I'm gonna die or something. This place is not for me. I dont do drugs, drink, fight, steal, and I listen to my parents. The only reason I am going to possibly be sent to Job Corps is because I got a fucking D. Any advice? I cannot go here and fuck my life up because from reading these comments, thats most likely will end up happening.
tiger123321

Brockton, MA

#657 Jan 31, 2014
so i went to westover and all of its true the good and the bad take what u want if u go in there with a plan and keep to urself ur good but if u go there hating it already itll be hell true: drugs sex violence ALSO TRUE : they will terminate you for the same things high schools suspend u for and if u keep to urself get in and out u will have no problems plus most problems come from trying to be the coolest guy on campus (I was friends with everyone but only cuz they liked the fact i was true to myself and didnt change tryna be the coolest i told people i didnt want to be friends im nit a people person and they loved it go figure lol)
tiger123321

Brockton, MA

#658 Jan 31, 2014
oh yea the staff had sex with students not common but on (very rare occasion if ur that dude) a staff member used to party with me and my spanish homies on the low But that happens at college trust me im 19 and i was an honors student b4 job corp i know my friend tell me crazy things its a new age so adapt or die from a darwin viewpoint (job corp is different from back in 94') thats all there is to it doesnt mean be a sheep just do what u have to make few friends u wont see them wen u leave unless they live near u .... so long story short i come from a single mom household my parents and siblings are "about that hood life" so as far as opprotunities in life i got a short end tell me can u do school if all ur friends and family are getting shot stabbed and killed so job corp was a paridise so i could do what i needed without the distractions of home at no cost the alternative is to fund my umass tuition with crack monney u see good for some but not all if ur childs only problem is disipline they will fail so if thats the case tell them to clean up or get the fuck out trustme im 19 and from the hood itll work if it doesnt ur childs not ready for the change to adulthood and honestly a screw up
jim

Florence, SC

#659 Feb 9, 2014
konw its old but ill share my story.went to earl c in kentucky.first the recruiter lied all around. i took up the welding courses. they didnt really teach us anything.just showed us how to turn on the machine (which was old as dirt) then let us have at it.most of the gloves were old and had holes in them. i ended up with pneumonia and i could never get anyone at the so called care center to help me out.so eventually i had enough i mean between having no pillow each night and having countless things stolen (yes many go there to avoid jail time.i was never made aware of this) and witnessing a few stabbings and dealing with black staff who for some reason felt the need to hold what happened to their ancestors against me because i was white. yes one of the few good black instructors said that exact quote to me when another black staff member was giving me a hard time. but i eventually asked to go home.but of course they said no i mean they dont want to miss out on some of the money get in each month due to losing people.they said the only way home was to jail.in other words my only way out was to get in trouble and sent to jail.so i called my parents all the way in south carolina.they drove up and took me home.i was lucky i know many there have no parents that will or are able to drive up like that and get them.but as soon as i got home i enrolled at community college took welding courses and now do very well for myself. job core did nothing for me.
Jessica Barnett

Bethesda, MD

#660 Feb 12, 2014
I went to Boxeler Job Corps in Nemo South Dakota and I enjoyed it only for awhile and I was like saying I cant do this it is hard but I made it and I graduated
card d graduate

Lebanon, KY

#661 Feb 19, 2014
employer wrote:
My problem with these types of programs is that an upper middle class white kid will never get a chance to go there. I know this through my experience with the Laborers union. They'll never "qualify".How bout we stop rewarding people who, for the most part, choose to underachieve and start rewarding the ones who work hard and try to achieve.
Wow you obviously are EXTREMELY biased and prejudiced I'm from an "upper middle class white person" and I attended Carl D. Perkins and graduated check your facts first your income has nothing to do with this government funded program, It's for all young adults aged 16-24 yrs of age to help them get a second chance if they are willing to work for it.
Tila SORTO

United States

#662 Feb 28, 2014
I'm gald I'm going to blue ridge on march 11th
lil nae

Abingdon, VA

#663 May 13, 2014
ok welcome to FuckRidge!!! this school is soo messed up its crazy they let some girls here get away with murder if you hear me the staff is very disrespectful and not easy to talk to its a shame because they staff say if you need anything or anyone to talk to you can come to us but the thing is once something is going on that is wron they shut the doors in your face and they say they cant talk to you... you know its wrong and unprofessional that they would do this to the students here I can say that I do recognize a lot of favoritism that goes on in this school girls who are causing problems still prance around the place acting as though theres nothing wrong or they haven't done anything. but I can say this is not a number 1 facility at all in fact I cant believe they are students may get their stuff done but boy nobody knows what happens behind closed doors I cant believe our OAs didn't know that we have to be on phases to get certain privilages and we have to aquire a certain amount of points to get to the phase we need to be on like I though they said this was a self pace program and they give us esp dates and certain things have to be done by that date or you will either drop a phase or go up one like really?? but I wouldn't recommend anyone to go here at all sorry this is just me seeing it from my point of view
lil nae

Abingdon, VA

#664 May 13, 2014
or nah!!! lol love you girl
message

Greenville, KY

#665 May 13, 2014
lil nae wrote:
ok welcome to FuckRidge!!! this school is soo messed up its crazy they let some girls here get away with murder if you hear me the staff is very disrespectful and not easy to talk to its a shame because they staff say if you need anything or anyone to talk to you can come to us but the thing is once something is going on that is wron they shut the doors in your face and they say they cant talk to you... you know its wrong and unprofessional that they would do this to the students here I can say that I do recognize a lot of favoritism that goes on in this school girls who are causing problems still prance around the place acting as though theres nothing wrong or they haven't done anything. but I can say this is not a number 1 facility at all in fact I cant believe they are students may get their stuff done but boy nobody knows what happens behind closed doors I cant believe our OAs didn't know that we have to be on phases to get certain privilages and we have to aquire a certain amount of points to get to the phase we need to be on like I though they said this was a self pace program and they give us esp dates and certain things have to be done by that date or you will either drop a phase or go up one like really?? but I wouldn't recommend anyone to go here at all sorry this is just me seeing it from my point of view
Please stay in school. You need to learn to utilize punctuation, learn about run on sentences, and how to use correct grammar. After reading this hot mess, I'm surprised that you know what unprofessional means, much less how someone display those types of behaviors.

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