Job Corps recognizes Industry and Community Relations Council partners

Jan. 08, 2014 @ 09:23 AM

The Kittrell Job Corps Center recently hosted its annual Holiday Appreciation Industry and Community Relations Council Meeting at the Henderson Country Club.

During the meeting, council members received an update on programs at the center and received awards and acknowledgment for their contributions and support.

Awards were presented by Ty Graham, the corps director, and Joan Robinson, the center’s business community liaison.

Juan Jefferson received an award on behalf of the Vance County Senior Center, the longest work-based learning site affiliated with the center. The senior center has served as a learning site for 10 years.

Revlon of Oxford received an award for employing the most work-based learning students.

Vance-Granville Community College and Saint Augustine’s University were both awarded for their education and training of the center’s students. Representing the colleges were Vanessa Jones and Sandra White, respectively.

Lifeline Outreach was awarded for its support and contributions to the center. Receiving the award were Elizabeth Bryden and Dorothy Hunt.

Becky Thomas, industry council president, and Leo Kelly, community relations council president, also received awards in honor of their support and contributions.

Council partners acknowledged during the meeting were Sara Coffey and Brenda Peace-Jenkins, representatives of the Henderson City Council; Denise Alston of Avonta Regional; Wayne Rowland of the Vance County Cooperative Extension; Steve Cordel and Jon Juntenen of the Henderson Fire Department; Sgt. Adam Scholl and Gunnery Sgt. Baron Rice of the U.S. Army; Stuart Litvin of the Henderson-Vance Economic Development Commission; John Barnes of the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce; and Seth Williford of Congressman George Holding's Office.

Center employees acknowledged at the meeting were Robinson, Kelly, Graham and Ebony Talley, the education career training director.