"Lowe's has been proud to work with Job Corps in the interest of our young people. Here in Franklin, the students at Job Corps have proven themselves as community activists and an outstanding source of highly trained employees. We look forward to continuing that partnership and doing all we can to help the students succeed."
- Carol Gates, Commercial Sales Representative
Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse
"I was really impressed with the level of courtesy and respect [from the students]. We try hard to teach customer service to our entry-level employees; it's nice to have that already being instilled in a school setting."
- Laura E. Bronwell, Senior Vice President, Retail Banking and Marketing Manager,
Unibank for Savings
"Employees who come from Job Corps are equipped with basic training they can build on, giving them a head start when they enter our organization."
Duron Paints & Wall Coverings
"Job Corps is unique because it not only provides education and job training, but also teaches the life skills that are a necessary part of any career. Covering each of these areas on a full-time basis makes Job Corps a truly comprehensive program for young people."
- Skip McMahon, Vice President
William C. Smith Co.
"It is such a challenge to find and keep good automotive technicians. We were impressed by the Job Corps training program offered to students. Initially, we thought Job Corps graduates would be a great source of employees for us, and they have ended up being some of our best.
"In fact, the Job Corps graduates we have hired are very knowledgeable in the auto technician trade, and they carry themselves with such professionalism. They have turned out to be great employees."
- Cordell Riley, Training Director
Meineke Car Care Centers
"The Job Corps students we've worked with have all been quick studies. They have always taken their job seriously and been a pleasure to work with."
- Linda Bednarski, Administrative Manager
Halltown Paperboard Company
"I've worked with the International Union of Painters (IUP) for almost 18 years, and the quality of students we receive from Job Corps is exceptional. The training they receive at the center should be modeled by other educational institutions."
- Newt Sayers, Field Coordinator
International Union of Painters (IUP)
"Job Corps has been a very valuable resource to us. The students are not only prepared excellently to meet the job requirements, but are groomed to interview and handle themselves in a very professional manner. They have had a very positive effect on our staff and customers. They have a genuine work ethic and carry a smile and a positive attitude."
- Carl Karaska, Human Resource Manager
HCR Manor Care
"Job Corps students are the single largest group of employees we hire [at our plant]. Our employees are so impressed by the skills and work ethic of our Job Corps students. They always want to know when we are going to hire the next batch of Job Corps students. These workers are a real asset to our corporation."
- Dugan Shugart
"The professionalism, teamwork and respect shown by each student of the American Commercial Barge Line graduating class speak well of the training they've received through the Job Corps program. These students demonstrate excellent mechanical knowledge and solid leadership skills."
- Carl Blanton, Director of Human Resource Operations
American Commercial Barge Line
"I could not have been more pleased with the job skills, attitudes and work ethics of the Job Corps students. They have proved to be dedicated, enthusiastic and capable workers on each task assigned to them. I truly feel this program is providing young people with good work experience as well as skills necessary to become valuable members of our workforce. We could not be more pleased with the program."
- Rick Carver, Principal
Bremen Elementary School
"The students who have worked for us have had a base knowledge of our industry. They come to work prepared and learn a working knowledge of the materials they're handling on a daily basis. I've had a positive experience since my company partnered with Job Corps more than two years ago."
- Zane Anderson, Owner
Winco Building Supply
"We never have a concern when it comes to Job Corps students, because we know they meet our qualifications. Job Corps is a top-notch program."
- Sergeant Tyrone Mickens
U.S. National Guard
"Walgreens is actively involved with Job Corps and supports its mission to assist young people in gaining training to become productive citizens. Our Pharmacy Technician program in various Job Corps centers across the country is one way we are contributing. The flexibility of Job Corps in developing specialized curriculum to train entry-level technicians is a benefit."
- Kathy Harlow
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