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By Lisa Kawata and Lisa Kawata,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 20, 2004
GREG WEBER is a tall man, but even at 6 feet five inches, his height is not as impressive as his heart. As director of Woodland Job Corps Career Development Center in Laurel, Weber is school principal, chief motivator and stand-in father for 300 young adults who need a second chance. Woodland's students come from homes - and sometimes neighborhoods - that subsist at poverty level or below. Mostly, they come from the inner-city neighborhoods of Baltimore and Washington. About 70 percent of Woodland's students do not have a high school diploma.
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May 1, 2012
Woodland Job Corps Center, in Laurel, honored graduates during a ceremony April 17. The keynote speaker was Leandra Banks, a Woodland graduate who currently is the office manager and youth advisor with the Katie Able Foundation. Woodland culinary students prepared the food for a reception that followed. The students honored for their achievements were: Advance culinary: Lynn Brown, Devon Cooper and Phillip Hankins Carpentry: Thomas Ashe, Ivory Evans and Darius Leggette Culinary arts: Rochelle Antone, Thomas Ashe, Denzel Barksdale, Micheal Benjamin, Erikka Carter, John Gladden, Diamond Haskins, Latrice Howard, Sabrina Reese, Clara Valdes, Edward Valencia, Anthony Waldron and Ronlanda Williams Facilities maintenance: Jamila Campbell, Teshanna Mills, Izell Perry, William Potter and Dayvon Scriber Hotel and lodging: Brenda Alvarenga, Sherrill Bond, Clack Brown, Shamiya Carter, Rasheeda Herring, Kendrea Howard, Antionette McRae, Parish Rodriguez, Anthony Waldron and Candice Wenk Electrical: Desean Ashby, Jessica Barr, Kordney Black, William Colson, Darrius Ellison, William Laubach, Nicole Martino, Randal Murphy, William Potter, Parish Rodriguez, Terrance Somerville and Ryan Webster Network cable installation: William Colson, Kevin Marbury, Joseph Smith and Keith Thomas
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February 20, 1996
THE MARC train that bore the brunt of last Friday's horrific collision carried young people whose restless energy and recent accomplishments illustrate why the American Dream is alive and well. The eight Job Corps members who died in the crash were returning to the Washington, D.C., area on weekend passes from a regional training center in Harper's Ferry, W.Va.. There are some 110 such centers around the country.These were young people who had seen their share of failure. But unlike many other troubled youth, they were getting a leg up on life in an intensive, seven-month residential program designed to give them the vocational training, personal discipline and social skills they will need to succeed in the work place.
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April 19, 2012
The following students graduated from Woodland Job Corps, in Laurel, by completing all center requirements and obtained placement in a career or advanced education opportunity: Advance culinary: Patricia Almodovar, Giovanni Croix Cruz, Orben Diaz, Richard Dumostil, Megan Lawhorne and Caleb Upchurch. Carpentry: Angelo Ford, Tyshon McCarroll and Cornillios Murray. Culinary arts: Denise Everett, Kiara Matthews, Rebekah Sutton, Brittany Trusty, Edward Valencia, Jonathan Vargas and Tyerra Vereen.
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May 13, 1991
One on One is a weekly feature offering excerpts of interview conducted by The Evening Sun with newsworthy business leaders. Arvin F. Lane is the director of the Woodstock Job Corps Center in Randallstown, a federally funded, residential job-training facility. It is one of two Job Corps centers in the state, and 106 nationwide. About 500 students, aged 16 to 21, are enrolled, learning 13 vocational skills at the wooded campus in Randallstown.Q. When many people think of vocational training, they think of commuter schools and apprenticeship programs where students learn a specific, job-related skill.
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By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,SUN STAFF | February 25, 1996
Dante A. Swain and Carlos M. Byrd -- two of eight Job Corps students killed Feb. 16 in the fiery train crash in Silver Spring -- were remembered yesterday for their youthful exuberance and their once-promising futures.Hundreds of mourners said goodbye in separate West Baltimore churches a short distance apart. Many attended both services, including Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, who praised the young men, both 18, for working toward better lives.Mr. Swain had completed carpentry training and had received a long-sought General Educational Development high school equivalency diploma in the Job Corps program.
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By LIZ F. KAY .. and LIZ F. KAY ..,SUN REPORTER | November 22, 2005
The people who run a job-training program at an old seminary in the woods of western Baltimore County say they have a plan to help the public school system help high school dropouts. They say they can teach teenagers and young adults to lay brick or wire a house while guiding them toward a high school diploma. They want the chance to start Baltimore County's first charter school. But county school officials have not been won over. A school system committee says the proposal for the federal Woodstock Job Corps Center has significant flaws - and it will present the county school board tonight with its recommendation that the application be turned down.
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By Sara Neufeld and Sara Neufeld,SUN STAFF | May 11, 2005
The Baltimore County school system is awaiting its first formal application for a charter school. The contractor that operates the Woodstock Job Corps Center in western Baltimore County says it plans to apply next month to open a high school on the grounds of the center to serve teens who have not been successful in a traditional academic setting. It will apply to the Anne Arundel County school system in the hopes of opening a second school on the grounds of a Job Corps center in Laurel.
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By Ruma Kumar and Ruma Kumar,Sun reporter | October 14, 2007
A new pact between the Anne Arundel County school system and a local Job Corps center will allow at-risk high school students to earn diplomas through evening classes and get job training during the day, making many of them ready for the work force by the time they graduate. The partnership with the Woodland Job Corps Center in Laurel is part of the school system's effort to hold on to students who might have dropped out, disenchanted by the traditional high school setting and schedule.
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By CARL T. ROWAN | May 3, 1991
Washington. -- Mayor David Dinkins of New York knows that his predecessor, Ed Koch, spent more than a billion dollars on new jails, only to see the inmate population triple in a decade, even as the city suffered a record number of homicides in 1990. Yet Mayor Dinkins has acquiesced in a scheme to spend more than a billion dollars for 5,500 more prison beds.The U.S. Bureau of Prisons has become the fastest-growing element of the Justice Department budget. It wants a 24 per cent increase, to $2.1 billion, to run federal prisons in fiscal 1992, including $314 million with which to build 3,600 new beds at $87,000 per bed.For months I have screamed that ''We don't need new prisons, we need a Job Corps of the kind sponsored by the late Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | October 27, 2011
William Gary Pike, a retired Maryland Transit Administration supervisor and an avid motorcyclist enthusiast, died Sunday of a heart attack at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace. The longtime Aberdeen resident was 60. Mr. Pike was born and raised in Morganfield, Ky., and left home when he was 16 to join the Job Corps. He earned his General Education Development diploma and attended college for two years while serving with the Job Corps. Mr. Pike was later sent to Baltimore, where he apprenticed at the old L.B. Smith Co., training in the repair and operation of heavy equipment.
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October 3, 2011
Woodland Job Corps Center, a Labor Department program in Laurel that provides career technical training for those ages 16 to 24, honored the following career program graduates Sept. 22: Advance Culinary: Giovanni Croix Cruz Carpentry: Philip Simms Culinary Arts: Giovanni Croix Cruz, John Gladden III, Erin Pittman Facilities Maintenance: Jamil Blue, Jerome Lewis III, Branden White Hotel and Lodging: Yvonne Jamison, Shaquala Parker, Ebony Washington, Shayla Washington, Chyna White Electrical: Darrius Ellison, Sean Griffin, Kamera Hudson, Ulizes Aguilar Juarez, Michael King, David Mackey, Tanyale Petty, Terrell Richardson, Adam Travers, Michael Witherspoon Network Cable Installation : Kenneth Bannister, Jordan Barnes, Remahn Hopkins, Yvonne Jamison, Kevi Marbury, Dontey McCarthy, Marquise Taylor, Delonte Trynham, Jonathan Vargas To graduate, students completed all of their course requirements and either gained a career job or an opportunity for advanced studies.
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By Ruma Kumar and Ruma Kumar,Sun reporter | October 14, 2007
A new pact between the Anne Arundel County school system and a local Job Corps center will allow at-risk high school students to earn diplomas through evening classes and get job training during the day, making many of them ready for the work force by the time they graduate. The partnership with the Woodland Job Corps Center in Laurel is part of the school system's effort to hold on to students who might have dropped out, disenchanted by the traditional high school setting and schedule.
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October 19, 2006
A 21-year-old Florida man has been charged with raping a 16-year-old Pennsylvania girl at a Job Corps facility in Baltimore County, police said yesterday. Marquis Alex Bridgewater, of Miami, was charged with second-degree rape in an incident last week at the Woodstock Job Corps in the 10900 block of Old Court Road last week, police said. About 9:30 p.m. Friday, Bridgewater invited the girl and some other friends to his room in the male dormitory at the facility where they danced and drank alcohol, according to charging documents.
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By LIZ F. KAY .. and LIZ F. KAY ..,SUN REPORTER | November 22, 2005
The people who run a job-training program at an old seminary in the woods of western Baltimore County say they have a plan to help the public school system help high school dropouts. They say they can teach teenagers and young adults to lay brick or wire a house while guiding them toward a high school diploma. They want the chance to start Baltimore County's first charter school. But county school officials have not been won over. A school system committee says the proposal for the federal Woodstock Job Corps Center has significant flaws - and it will present the county school board tonight with its recommendation that the application be turned down.
NEWS
By Sara Neufeld and Sara Neufeld,SUN STAFF | May 11, 2005
The Baltimore County school system is awaiting its first formal application for a charter school. The contractor that operates the Woodstock Job Corps Center in western Baltimore County says it plans to apply next month to open a high school on the grounds of the center to serve teens who have not been successful in a traditional academic setting. It will apply to the Anne Arundel County school system in the hopes of opening a second school on the grounds of a Job Corps center in Laurel.
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October 11, 1999
Columbia-based Manekin to build supermarketManekin LLC has been awarded a contract to construct a Metro Food Market in Ellicott City. The new 57,642-square-foot grocery store is planned for U.S. 40 between Ridge Road and Rogers Avenue in Ellicott City.Manekin Construction will build the store and make site improvements for the property's developer, Harrison & Grass. Manekin broke ground on the project in July and expects to complete construction by February.The Columbia-based company has announced an expansion of its construction division to meet increased demand.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Sun Staff Writer | July 1, 1994
One Woodstock Job Corps student was killed and another injured when the stolen car they were riding in last night crashed into a tree near the center's entrance, Baltimore County police said.The driver, Robert Eugene Taylor, 18, of the 3100 block of Lyndale Place, Washington, a former Job Corps student, allegedly fled the scene and has been charged in a warrant with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident. It was not known if Mr. Taylor was injured.Pronounced dead at the scene was Steveland Wayne Cooke, 21, of Wilmington, Del.Listed in good condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center with head and chest injuries is Syrian Talbert, 21, who was trapped in the demolished car before being freed by firefighters.
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By Lisa Kawata and Lisa Kawata,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 20, 2004
GREG WEBER is a tall man, but even at 6 feet five inches, his height is not as impressive as his heart. As director of Woodland Job Corps Career Development Center in Laurel, Weber is school principal, chief motivator and stand-in father for 300 young adults who need a second chance. Woodland's students come from homes - and sometimes neighborhoods - that subsist at poverty level or below. Mostly, they come from the inner-city neighborhoods of Baltimore and Washington. About 70 percent of Woodland's students do not have a high school diploma.
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