Electrician (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – January 18, 2017
Jobs corps was a mixture between schooling and work. I lived on campus and was taught the basics of powered tools, hand tools, hydraulics, and pneumatic tools. I was introduced to PLC's, and solar systems, and just a pinch of plumbing
free room and board
its more helpful for install than it is for maintenance and troubleshooting
Residential Coordinator (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – May 28, 2015
Job Corps teaches at risk youth various behaviors associated with education, gaining employable skills , and independent living skills. Students are assessed via case notes on working progress, discipline, and individualized behavior skills along with family life planning..
Weatherization Student (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, Pa – July 7, 2015
A typical day was composed of hanging drywall, using spray foam on a practice wall on class property, working with maintenance to repair water pipes or parking lot lights on campus, and doing landscaping and work in the on-campus greenhouse.
A great program that excels in providing education to those without.
General Laborer (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – March 26, 2013
I am poor and was in need of furthering my education but after taking care of my family for years i was without savings for college this program gave me a better chance at a future and a future for my family.
free room and board, free education, and trips to relieve stress.
poor management. lack of consistency between staff.
Culinary Arts Program Trainee (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – December 18, 2013
The typical work day was simple and fun, I learned how to perfect my art style and technique. Management was okay and my co-worker were awesome and as willing to work as I was. Was me Quitting because of an injury I had gotten. Was creating things and pictures, murals and the concepts that went with it.
Trainee (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – March 12, 2013
I am at Job Corp to get my high school diploma, and a trade in nursing, Job Corp is a regular working place where we get up at 8am, and work with diffrent people and areas till 3:20pm. I am learning all about customer service and how to make a patient feel comfortable in their own surroundings. The people around me work together as a team to get the job done whenever anyone needs help. The hardest part of the job is having to deal with other people and their attitudes, however during the 4 months I have been here I have learned to be nice all the time and focus on myself and the tasks that need to get done. The most enjoyable part of this expirence is learning new things that would help me in the future.
Dietary Aide (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – January 16, 2014
this is a typically fun place to work, I learned how to prepare meals and serve others, the management was amazing, my co-workers were typical people, the managers expectations were very difficult to live up to, making all the delicious food and getting to eat it too.
Office Administration Instructor/Trainer (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – April 9, 2014
Working in conjunction with set forth federal standards, passionately provided learning objectives to a student body of academically and socially challenged young adults, ranging in age from sixteen to twenty-four years old. Implementing an interactive learning environment, guided the students toward proficiently in the MS Office Suite, accounting procedures, Internet navigation, essential keyboarding skills, and proper call etiquette essential in a call center environment. Completed daily assessments’ including one-on-one professional counseling; serving a population of sixty to seventy students.
General Laborer (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – March 24, 2014
Was fun exciting day in shop every morning. I learned I learned how work well with others in the field of working on a job site & handling a project on my own. My co-workers was young mined but as they seen me get to work & get the job done right they followed up you can say i was a team leader. Hardest part about my job was getting everyone on the same page so we can get the job done on time or right. The most enjoyable part of my job was seeing the project that was giving to me done right to hear from my instructors good job malcolm thats how you get the job done right & to get my co-workers working & taking the job sites serious.
Weatherization Technician (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – April 15, 2015
Pittsburgh Job Corps was like any other job corps cross the U.S. I learned to apply spray foaming to buildings interiors, learn to install fiberglass insulation with the addition of hanging drywall to hold it down. my co workers were my peers or classmates, we all worked towards making our future brighter and better. the job was sometimes stressful, that's what made it hard for us all. The most enjoyable part of the program would be, we all had fun working together. we learned from each other, even though we sometimes didn't like each other sometimes.
Clean student (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – September 17, 2013
It was a good experience, I learned a lot in the electrical field, mostly hands on, 2/3-way switches, ceiling fan, 240 outlet installations. Lots of conduit bending. I learned to do most basic residential wiring from a service entrance box. Electrical load calculations for residential. General lighting (residential Sq ft. times 3VA, Kitchen load (1500VA X2, laundry room load 1500VA, All the projects I trained on were live conductors. Our electrical helper Instructor was awesome, couldn't of asked for a better one.
Highly organized and structured facility with high standards and accountability
EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATOR (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – November 17, 2013
Compliance & Quality Assurance Officer, Student Accountability Officer, Student and Staff Incentives Coordinator, Internal Assessment Chairperson, Leader of the annual culinary arts completion in New York.
Free Parking, Accountabilty, setting goals
10-12 hour work days, on call every weekend and evening
Educational through the business and leisure hours
Clerical Assistant (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – March 29, 2012
From morning through night there is always something to keep one's brain from "turning to mush." From the helpful, informative and friendly staff to the students projecting the same I found education in each direction. I would recommend anyone attend the educational training program.
Recreational Aid/ Section Leader (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – March 12, 2013
Learning more everday about my trade
Learning how to trouble shoot, steps on heating and cooling, pipes and fittings, soldering and brazing , LEED Green Certified, duct work, cutting sheet metal, pittsburgh seam, measuring, cutting black iron pipe assembling and install PVC pipe