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                                       North Texas Job Corps Center

                         The North Texas News
        is our
                                                                                                  February 2008 Vol. 3, No. 1

    NTJCC honors 34 January graduates
    North Texas Job Corps Center honored      Carollton, Texas, GED, Health Occupa-           Arlington, Texas, arrived with HSD, Ware-
34 graduates during ceremonies Jan. 25 at     tions; Maximillian Allen, Weatherford,          house; Kidist Kiros, Dallas, Texas, arrived
the center. Graduation speaker was Eddie      Texas, GED, Culinary Arts; Gary Archer,         with HSD, Health Occupations; Michael
Williams, NTJCC director of administra-       Arlington, Texas, High School Diploma           Luckett, West Helena, Ariz., arrived with
tion. Student graduation speaker was          (HSD), Building and Apartment Main-             HSD, Culinary Arts; Tristan Marcus,
Alfonso Chavez, who encouraged students       tenance; Heather Barnett, Dallas, Texas,        Cedar Hill, Texas, GED, Plumbing; Robert
to embrace their futures with the eudcation   arrived with HSD, Culinary Arts; George         McIntyre Jr., Waxahachie, Texas, arrived
and knowledge they gained at Job Corps.       Boardwell, Dallas, Texas, GED, Electrical;      with HSD, Carpentry; John Paul Melone,
    January graduates are Sarah Alexander,    Kasandra Boyd, Saginaw, Texas, GED,             Leonard, Texas, arrived with HSD, Ac-
                                                           Accounting; Amy Bradford,          counting; Ronald Montalvo, Garland,
                                                           Belle Rose, La., GED, Busi-        Texas, GED, Desktop Publishing; Andrian
                                                           ness Office Technology;            O’Hara, Tyler, Texas, GED, Painting;
                                                           Alfonso Chavez, Bakersfield,       Paul Osbourne, Arlington, Texas, GED,
                                                           Calif., GED, Desktop Pub-          Plumbing; Jessica Morris, Hammond,
                                                           lishing; Deshawn Decuire,          La., GED, Business Office Technology;
                                                           Dallas, Texas, GED, Building       Jose Ramirez, Grand Prairie, Texas, GED,
                                                           and Apartment Maintenance;         Business Office Technology; Jon Anthony
                                                           Lakyn Deville, Lake Charles,       Rodriguez, Mesquite, Texas, HSD, Plumb-
                                                           La., HSD, Health Occupa-           ing; Luis Rodriguez, Dallas, Texas, GED,
                                                           tions; Jennifer Ann Diaz,          Health Occupations; Shannon Rovner,
                                                           Mesquite, Texas, arrived with      Wills Point, Texas, GED, Business Office
Graduation student
                                                   HSD, Electrical; Tigist Fentie, Dallas,    Technology; Dominic Ryland, Plano,
    speaker Alfonso
       Chavez urges                                Texas, arrived with HSD, Health Oc-        Texas, GED, Security; Shalinda Saunders,
students to embrace                                cupations; Jonathan Hall, Seagoville,      Duncanville, Texas, GED, Culinary Arts;
their futures, armed                               Texas, HSD, Desktop Publishing;            Emily Skidmore, Cedar Hill, Texas, GED,
  with the education                               Nikeah Hillery, Grand Prairie, Texas,      Health Occupations; Daniel Villarreal,
     they received at                              arrived with HSD, Health Occupa-           Winnsboro, Texas, GED, Carpentry; and
  Job Corps, during                                tions; Norma Jacobo, Nacogdoches,          Pablo Villareal, Amarillo, Texas, GED,
January graduation                                 Texas, arrived with HSD, Health            Health Occupations.
         ceremonies.                               Occupations; Saeed Ahmed Jama,                 Congratulations to our latest graduates.

 Students get taste of work world with Job Shadow Day
     Fifty-three NTJCC students were
 paired with workplace mentors at nine
 different organizations in the McKinney
 area Feb. 1 to experience a day on the
 job as part of the National Groundhog
 Job Shadow Day.
     NTJCC students visited the McKin-
 ney Housing Authority, the City of
 McKinney, the U.S. Army Recruitment
 Center, the American Red Cross, the Job
 Corps Outreach and Admissions offices
 in North Dallas, South Dallas and Fort       is a year-round program that enables                Thank you to our participating
 Worth, NTJCC and the Collin County           students to explore potential career oppor-     organizations, and to the many em-
 Hispanic Center.                             tunities and get a first-hand look at what is   ployees who served as mentors to our
     The national Job Shadow program          involved in various jobs.                       students during the event.
         Ruby Tuesday’s offers WBL
     The McKinney Ruby Tuesday’s,              her paid WBL, she has been hired per-
 part of a national restaurant chain, has      manently at the restaurant and soon will
 joined the ranks of more than 30 work-        receive management training for the assis-
 based learning sites for NTJCC students.      tant manager position. Another student has
 Culinary Arts student and SGA President       been placed at Ruby Tuesday’s for WBL.
 Heather Barnett, who graduated from           Pictured are, left to right, Cari Montgomery,
 NTJCC in January, was the first student to        Heather’s WBL coordinator; Marchalee
 be placed at Ruby Tuesday’s. During her          White, BCL and WBL manager; Heather
 WBL, Heather prepared meals and acted              Barnett; Greg Peeler, manager of Ruby
 as restaurant hostess. Since completing                 Tuesday’s; and Tatia Green, WBL

                                                              NTJCC begins union
                                                              cement mason program
                                                                 NTJCC has begun enrolling students in its new union cement mason
                                                             program operated by the Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons
                                                             International Association. OPCMIA instructor Jay Khalid has been meet-
                                                             ing with students to explain the program and setting up the shop area in
                                                             preparation for the start of the first session of the program.
                                                                 The new union cement mason program has 20 slots and should take
NTJCC’s new instructor for the Operative Plasterers          about a year to complete. Once students complete the program, they will
and Cement Masons International Association cement           have five different certifications and will be qualified to move into union
mason program, Jay Khalid, second from left, meets with      apprenticeship programs.
prospective students.

Consider this . . .                                                                              Habitat Update
                                                                                                 Volunteers from NTJCC put finishing
“When you choose your friends, don’t be                                                          touches on the exterior of the Habi-
short-changed by choosing personality                                                            tat for Humanity house being built
over character.”                                                                                 on center by the McKinney Habitat
                 W. Somerset Maugham                                                             Youth United, a coalition of NTJCC,
                                                                                                 Habitat for Humanity and area youth.
    The North Texas News is a                                                                    The house is awaiting plumbing cer-
                                                                                                 tification before final electrical work
 quarterly newsletter that highlights
                                                                                                 can be completed and the interior
 the news and successes of students                                                              finished. More than 100 center stu-
 and staff at NTJCC.                                                                             dents and staff members have worked
    Please send your comments,                                                                   on the project, along with an equal
 suggestions and submissions for The                                                             number of community volunteers
 North Texas News to Margie Hisey at
 hiseym@horizonsva.com.                        The North Texas Job Corps Center
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