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Student Story

Dock New

photo of JC student, Dock New
photo of JC student, Dock New
Stay focused, strive for better, and keep your eyes on your goals.

Dock New, 24 years old, is from McDowell County, WV. He arrived at the Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) on July 6, 2015, with his High School Diploma from Iaeger High School, Iaeger WV. Before arriving at CJCC, New worked in the mining industry for six years. Faced with layoffs and stagnant employment, he decided to further his opportunities through additional career technical training and enrolled in Job Corps.

New enrolled in the career technical trade of Facilities Maintenance under the leadership of Kris Woody and Doug Linger, Facilities Maintenance Instructors. He completed his certification in November 2015. Every student at CJCC is encouraged to get hands-on training through our work-based learning program. Dock completed his Work Based Learning assignment at Southmoor Hills Apartments, South Charleston WV where he worked in landscaping and assisting in repairs with the maintenance staff.

Students at the Charleston Job Corps Center learn valuable leadership skills throughout their training. Dock was a dorm leader on the Caesar Chavez men’s dorm where he assisted staff with maintaining positive dorm culture. New’s employability and soft skills will continue to serve him in future endeavors.

The Charleston Job Corps Center encourages students to take more than one trade or enroll in advanced training to increase their employment goals. New has been accepted to the advanced training program for overhead line construction at the Gary Job Corps Center, San Marcos TX. He will leave the center on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. His words of wisdom to current and future Job Corps students are, "Stay focused, strive for better, and keep your eyes on your goals."