Job Corps is worth a second look

Job Corps is worth a second look

There are 599 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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McKalie

Moline, IL

#357 Mar 22, 2011
Ah, thank you so much.
That helps a lot, to be honest.(:
me

Union Star, KY

#358 Mar 24, 2011
I'd love to date a sexy black dude in job corp!
FORMER STUDENT

Charleston, WV

#359 Mar 27, 2011
I AM A former student at Prestonsburg Carl D Perkins Job Corps. I am going to be throwing TORPEDOS of TRUTH!~! I AM JUSt sicken by how this place is runned. ADMIN, SECURITY, R/As, STUDENTS EVERYTHING WILL BE TOLD ON HERE. MAYBE JUST MAYBE SOME1 will care enough to investigate and check into this and hopefully not just THOMAS RAINEY OR some1 who already works there and has some power (or thinks he does anyways) HOPEFULLY Some1 really important will.

1. ADMIN hides at there desks or only looks important. THERes cheating fucking around with students all time. I know for a fact that MRS PORTER has fucked a few students in her office before. HEARD she give great heard too!
2. I HAVE heard that alot goes on in the medical too havent seen that but heard alot of stuff has happened in there also
3. COOKS I love those ladies there fun n all and real fun for some guys. They have been sleeping with boys for while by what I have heard. Cant get enough of that black dick I suppose. But I know for a fact taht is going on even the security guards joke about it but its soo true. White guys dont even need to try it either they only like dark meat in there.
4. SECURITY is god awful they do not care a damn bit about anything. If they would stop trying to get there dicks sucked by Mrs Bohon or by R/a's or even damn students then maybe they would be alright. I know for a fact that some students have fucked security. think about it they can walk anywhere at any time. In and out for a quick suck or fuck.
5. R/A's they need to just clean house with these people. THey make like 10 or 11 or 12 bux and hide from the bosses. I know for a fact some are ok but most are all cheating and fucking eachother or students. I know that the man boss in the dorm is fucking miss cindy too I have heard too much!
6. REC well I know about them is that they hate bohon and that she fucks around on them and that all they do is bitch and talk about everyone.
7. Alot of cheating and alot of sleeping with students and alot of drugs is there alot! honestly a drug dog is needed there every week and it needs to be run by police not fake cops who are thinking they are big n bad. They need new bosses new admin I heard alot on the center director too and will be talking more in the future for that. Hardtrades teacher oh man what skum they sit and talk so bad to us and i mean they do teach us but who likes to be made fun of and talkin about the damn girls who go there who looks good and stuff. This place needs to be avoided at all cost NO JOKE!!
BAD BAD things go on there it needs investigated big time but when ever suit and tie guys are there everyone is doing ther job acting liek they care and patrolling the areas hot and heavy. MISS JImmy ohh god shes a bitch! secutity tells me all about her or use to talk about her liek a dog I kno she fucks Mr Wilson but I never got in trounble so i didnt see her that much. I heard shes got her favx tho and is trying to make it to where the school looks all perfect. Anyone who cares please comment god that places needs to be gone its bad bad news DO Not GO !!! REPEAT DOOO NOT GO!! to CARL D in prestonsburg Ky its bad bad news DRUGS SEX AND just a waste of damn time. TROLLS YOU ARE ALL TROLLS
pixietrixie

Frenchburg, KY

#360 Mar 28, 2011
Wow! Carl D. Perkins sounds like my kinda place!
I teach there

Salyersville, KY

#361 Mar 28, 2011
Let's just say that Job Corp can not help every student.
Even some who do need help.
curious

Huntsville, TN

#362 Mar 29, 2011
does Bobby Nelson still work there? He was principle at mccrearycentral when I graduated and when I moved back some said he went to work at the job corp in pine knot.
Masters Girl

Isom, KY

#363 Mar 29, 2011
To the "Former Student",
As has already been stated, Job Corps is for some and not for others. With anything in life it is how you perceive it. I am also a former student of the same center. I am currently working on my Masters and would not have had the opportunity to do so with out the help of people like Mrs. Porter and Mr. Rainey.
Rumors are no ones friend. Be careful whom you talk about and where. I am not threatening so dont get defensive, I am simply stating that legally, Slander is not such a good thing. Perhaps you should first look at yourself and your own actions before you judge others on theirs.
I dunno bout this masters

Logan, WV

#364 Mar 30, 2011
Wow Master girl I have worked there in the past. When did you go there cause the time that I worked there like 7 students went to college and none of them for sure wasn't getting there masters. All of them was in the pre college courses that didn't even count for real college hours yet. I have checked out about past graduates too most go back to there same ole thug life or do you want fries with that. I think this could be a bogus message to save some1's ass lol. I am not taking either side but the place needs help for 99% of students there a future isn't going to happen. The teachers really seem to not care and far as day shift staff no1 really helps out at all by what nearly every student who talked to me said. 99% cant be lying can they??
lola

Morganfield, KY

#365 Mar 30, 2011
Bunny wrote:
Job Corps is a wonderful opportunity for today's young people. Alternative education such as Job Corps is a means for success as indicated in this article. As mentioned, dedication to succeed must still be the participants' first goal as in any situation. I personally know many Job Corps graduates who are very successful including doctors, lawyers, nurses, construction workers, chefs, etc. A GREAT big thank you for this article and wake up call for all those in need of certified education during these poor economic times.
You say you know many who have become successful? Come on now What number is many? My guess is the majority choose to not benefit from what the corp has to offer. Hopefully i'm wrong, otherwise they should do away with the job corp.

Since: Sep 09

Riverside, CA

#366 Mar 30, 2011
To Former Student: I did notice that your "Torpedos of Truth" turned into "I heard this, and I heard that". So, before you go lashing out at people, ensure you have your facts straight. Job Corps is all what you make of it. Yes, Centers differ from one to the other. Before going to the Job Corps take the time to pay a visit. You do have this option. Ask your AC about it.
I know about this

Langley, KY

#367 Mar 30, 2011
I dunno bout this masters wrote:
Wow Master girl I have worked there in the past. When did you go there cause the time that I worked there like 7 students went to college and none of them for sure wasn't getting there masters. All of them was in the pre college courses that didn't even count for real college hours yet. I have checked out about past graduates too most go back to there same ole thug life or do you want fries with that. I think this could be a bogus message to save some1's ass lol. I am not taking either side but the place needs help for 99% of students there a future isn't going to happen. The teachers really seem to not care and far as day shift staff no1 really helps out at all by what nearly every student who talked to me said. 99% cant be lying can they??
"I have worked there in the past" sure does explain a lot. Maybe if you would have paid more attention to the what was going on you would still be working there! Hell George Forman is even a Former Job Corps Student, what the hell makes you think the students aren't smart enough to be working towards their masters? I hate ignorant people! Keep up the good work Mastergirl....I know the Job Corps Program is proud of you!
Jonathon

Hollywood, FL

#368 Mar 30, 2011
Im on a very bad path,and just got a felony.
I was told i could still be able to join.
The ? is should i??
Has anyone been there?can anyone tell me about it???
If i go will it be a waste of time?
PBURG JOB CORP IS A WASTE

Logan, WV

#369 Mar 30, 2011
Ok who ever talked about George Foreman is a idiot. He went to a Job corp camp because he was a thug and was able to box there and use his dummy skills for something that makes money "FIGHTING" It had nothing to do with an education he is a multi millionaire from boxing and signing deals with agents and having his grill he doesn't even have a high school diploma thru job corp.
Natalie

Fayetteville, NC

#370 Apr 5, 2011
Im going to the kittrell job corps and i wanted to know whats it like?
VMD

Mobile, AL

#371 Apr 25, 2011
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.
Yes because I choose to get kicked out of my house. What an idiot.
Former Pine Knot Student

United States

#372 Apr 25, 2011
Yes, Mr. Nelson still works there. He's a funny guy and let me tutor in his class for points towards my gold card :)

Job Corps is about how much you are willing to put forth an effort into getting an education and succeding. I wasn't a trouble maker, never been to jail, blah blah blah. But what most people do not realize is the only way to succeed is if you want to make a change in your life. I'm originaly from Scottsville, Kentucky and my family didn't really have the means for me to go to college. Sure I could have gotten grants and scholarships, but there's still a lot to pay out of pocket for. I chose Job Corps because I needed some sort of education to get out of working at either Waffle House or ending up at a factory job. I completed one trade at Pine Knot, and went on to an advanced program at Gary JCC in San Marcos, Texas. Now, I work for Job Corps in Austin as an IT agent.

Don't listen to all the BS that people tell you about "kids" like us. If you are determined to make a change in your life and are willing to put all the petty drama aside, Job Corps will take you far. I know it did for me :)

Oh, and please everyone keep the Godfrey family in your prayers. Godfrey was one of the dorm staff there at PK and he's been missing after a boating accident. He was a very influential staff member there and is definately missed.

Since: Sep 09

Somerset, KY

#373 Apr 26, 2011
Yes, Ms K was a great student and she came in with her mind set, completed what she needed to, became a leader, and was accepted to Gary where she continued on her quest. Great job K.K.
Former Pine Knot Student

United States

#374 Apr 26, 2011
Thanks J.C. if you ever need another computer fixed, you know who to call!
a parent

Syracuse, OH

#375 Apr 27, 2011
I keep reading about other Jobcorps sites in the Pineknot forum. Please tell me what the Pineknot Jobcorps is like.

Since: Sep 09

Somerset, KY

#376 Apr 28, 2011
Well, it is very diverse. We get students from all over, to include but not limited to, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Pa, Wv, Maryland, and Ohio. Some inner city kids, some country kids, and some kids in between. All come from some type of what the government calls "disadvantage homes". Some due to self choices, some broken families, and some that just don't have the means to get an advanced education.
I cannot speak about other centers but I know our center is like a big family. We have our drama just like any big family but when it comes down to it, most of the students and staff come together to overcome things, like our most recent tragedy at our center. One of our Dormitory staff members, who was a big brother to many, died in a tragic boating accident.
Many staff become almost a parent or a big brother or sister to the students. I have about 20 students that call me pops or dad. I consider it a total honor that they would do this. They know they can come to me with anything and get no judgement. I may give them some tough advice but never judgement. It is not my place to judge them for there is only One Judge...
Anyhow, if anyone wants to visit a center to see what it is like, I suggest you call the center Admin office and see if they can schedule you a visit.

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