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Honoring Job Corps Students’ Service

Filed in Job Corps, Veterans by on May 29, 2014 0 Comments
Honoring Job Corps Students’ Service

From welding student at Penobscot Job Corps Center in Maine to Army Specialist in Iraq to forever in our hearts, Jason Dore reminded me on this past Memorial Day that the path to success isn’t a straight line. It’s a curve, paved with perseverance. There are no straight lines in rugged western Maine, where Jason […]

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Celebrate National Minority Health Month with Job Corps

Filed in Education, Jobs, Workforce Development by on April 23, 2014 0 Comments
Celebrate National Minority Health Month with Job Corps

This April, Job Corps celebrates National Minority Health month, with this year’s theme “Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity,” and its goal of raising awareness about the health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities. The goal that everyone in America should have the chance to live a healthy life, regardless […]

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Make the Connection With Job Corps

Filed in DOL, Job Corps by on November 29, 2013 1 Comment
Make the Connection With Job Corps

In the United Kingdom and some Asian countries, they call them “NEETs” − young people ages 16 through 24 who are not in education, employment or training. Some Spanish-speaking countries use the term “ni-ni” as short for ni estudia ni trabaja, neither study nor work. At the Labor Department’s Job Corps program, we don’t have […]

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Job Corps and the Power of Soft Skills

Filed in Education, Job Corps, Jobs, Workforce Development by on September 20, 2013 1 Comment
Job Corps and the Power of Soft Skills

At last month’s groundbreaking ceremony for the New Hampshire Job Corps Center, Secretary Tom Perez spoke about the importance of “soft skills” and why communication, networking, enthusiasm, teamwork, problem-solving, critical thinking and professionalism aren’t soft things at all. Businesses across the nation have identified soft skills as crucial to the hiring and employment success of […]

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Back in the Job Corps Family

Back in the Job Corps Family

Someone once told me that you never really leave Job Corps. As I begin my second tour as national director, I can testify to that. Over the past 8 years, I’ve carried the program with me − its successes and challenges − in my heart. I am thrilled, and honored, to be a part of […]

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