Gary Job Corps Students Respond To Aftermath Of Storm

Gary Job Corps Students Respond To Aftermath Of Storm

Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 to 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training.

The Job Corps program is authorized by Title I-C of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (supersedes WIA 1998). For more information about the Job Corps program at a national level, please visit their Official Public Web Site.

GJCC Responds to Aftermath of Storm

A strong storm blew through San Marcos, TX, which included  60-mile an hour wind gusts. Gary Job Corps Center was safe and sound but found many downed trees and limbs and even a bent over electrical pole after the storm. 

Pictured below is the Overhead Lineman (OHL) Construction trade students working on stabilizing the electrical pole before repairs were made.  Over the years the OHL trade students have responded to emergency power outages, downed poles, and other electrical concerns even during inclement weather to keep people safe.

The advanced OHL trade is designed to support the national initiative to protect our electrical supply and support the ever-growing electrical industry by training competent future linesmen. Power linemen work on electrically energized (live) and de-energized (dead) power lines.

Linemen perform a number of tasks associated with power lines, including installation or replacement of distribution equipment such as capacitor banks, distribution transformers on poles, insulators, and fuses. The OHL trades’ next enrollment will start on August 20, 2019. Thank you to our “unsung heroes.”

From the OHL trade: Christian Byrd, Brian Elliott, Artemio Garza, Juvencio Mendoza Jr., Eduardo Rodriguez Rosales, Jovana Salas, Javontae Trevillion, Miguel Vargas, Darius Wright, and instructor Adam Cantu.

Celebrating Father’s Day

Mr. Zuniga showing a resident the flick of the wrist. Resident provided his own “fishing hat”

Gary Job Corps Center and Embassy Suites partnered on Friday, June 14, 2019, to celebrate fathers at the San Marcos

Rehabilitation & Health Care facility. Father’s Day cards were passed out by Gary Job Corps Center’s Student Government Association (SGA) and cookies were handed out by Embassy Suite staff.

Pablo Zuniga, General Manager at Embassy Suites taught his passion of fly-fishing to several of the fathers. GJCC SGA volunteers were told  the gentleman in yellow “caught the biggest fish at the nursing home!” Happy Father’s Day to our fathers in San Marcos, TX.




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