Stories written by Lesly Diaz

Homestead Job Corps Center joins in National Commencement Day

Homestead Job Corps Center joins in National Commencement Day

U.S. Department of Labor’s Homestead Job Corps Center joined many of the 125 Job Corps centers across the country to celebrate the third annual “National Job Corps Commencement Day” ceremony on Aug. 23 to congratulate the Job Corps students who completed the program this year. Recent Job Corps graduates employed in Florida; employer partners; local, […]

Congressman Joe Garcia states “Education and training is so imperative to the future success of our young people.”

Congressman Garcia spoke with Kenisha Davis, a trainee from the HJCC Security Trade.  Kenisha described the numerous community service opportunities she has participated in while training as a Security Officer at Homestead Job Corps Center.  Giving back is one of the many benefits the students receive along with their education.  Congressman Garcia stated “it’s a privilege to meet these fine, young people who will, as a result of their Job Corps experience, go back to their hometown communities a more confident, better educated and well-trained individual.”

Congressman Joe Garcia toured the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Homestead Job Corps Center (HJCC) on July 2, 2013.  He spoke with students pursuing their education and obtaining career technical training in a variety of fields.   Homestead Job Corps Center is one of 125 Job Corps Centers nationwide administered by the U.S. Dept. of Labor.

Student thanks Job Corps Center in three languages

Pedro Penha of APP America LLC is pleased to assist his new employee Gina Martinez. Trilingual employees are hard to find, especially one like Martinez who is a fast learner and takes tremendous initiative.

Ask Gina Martinez what she has to say to Homestead Job Corps Center (HJCC) and she answers with the same word in three languages: gracias, obrigada, thanks. Martinez speaks Spanish, Portuguese and English fluently. IC3 certified as an office administrative assistant by the Homestead Job Corps Center, she is grateful to Job Corps for her […]

Homestead Job Corps Center: A start to a promising career

Anthony Corley

By Lesly Diaz…. The students at Homestead Job Corps Center affectionately called fellow student Anthony Corley, 21, “Mr. Professional.” A high school graduate, Corley came with his diploma in hand to study the Pharmacy Technician trade at Homestead Job Corps Center. Recently, he completed the program in just over eight months, and will soon take […]