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Job Corps gave me an affirmation that I could do something with my life.

Judge Sergio A. Gutierrez

Job Corps' motto is "Success Lasts a Lifetime" and nowhere is this more evident than in the story of Idaho Court of Appeals Chief Judge Sergio Gutierrez, who received his GED and studied carpentry at the Wolf Creek Job Corps Center in the early… Read more

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I will forever be grateful to Job Corps.

Monique Williams Jordan

With a pinch of passion, a sprinkle of creativity and a generous amount of determination, "Chef Moe," Monique Williams, has turned her culinary aspirations into a recipe for success. Her journey began as a culinary arts student at Woodstock… Read more

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I will remember every project during my time at job corps because I know it impacted someone.

Troy Carter

Like many Job Corps graduates, Troy Carter began his life in a low-income neighborhood with nothing but a dream of music industry success and a drive to make it happen. After struggling to balance his education with a budding music career, Carter… Read more

The Job Corps ARRA Journey

The ARRA Electronic Report (E-Report) was created to provide a detailed overview of how Job Corps used its $250 million in Recovery Act funds at various centers across the country. The report is broken down into five sections – Economic Impact,… Read more

Land stewardship training by Job Corps lauded by US Forest Service Agency Job Corps Centers graduated over 4,000 students nationwide

JUN 21 - WASHINGTON, D.C. - The new green curriculum of the Forest Service’s Job Corps will expand employment opportunities for its graduates, help revitalize local economies in rural communities and enhance the mission of the agency, U.S. Forest… Read more

Construction Projects Improve Efficiency at Job Corps Centers Across the Country

The Cassadaga Job Corps Center, in Cassadaga, N.Y., completed a major renovation of its Culinary Arts building, refurbishing features from the ground up that improve its appearance and its functionality. Building improvements include new brickwork,… Read more

Muhlenberg Job Corps Center Is Still Thriving on Green Culture

Last April, eight students from the Muhlenberg Job Corps Center, in Greenville, Ky., traveled to Washington, D.C., to accept the National Green Center Recognition Award. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis recognized these students and other Muhlenberg… Read more

ARRA Technological and Equipment Upgrades

While the majority of ARRA funds were dedicated to large construction projects like new dorms, new vocational buildings, and countless energy-efficient renovations to many Job Corps centers, sustainability was also achieved behind the scenes with… Read more

Cassadaga Job Corps Center Students Go Local and Organic

Students at the Cassadaga Job Corps Academy are exploring healthier lifestyles by adding fresh, locally grown options to their center cafeteria. They are also getting involved with a group that raises awareness of the importance of buying locally.… Read more

Job Corps' Green Gadgets Training simulators and electric vehicles

To some, heavy equipment or a driving simulator might appear to be just another everyday training tool. However, these machines impact students and center life by saving energy and money, while keeping students' safety a priority. For example,… Read more

Oneonta Job Corps Center Greenhouse Complex Educates Students and Saves Energy

A greenhouse complex at the Oneonta Job Corps Academy is making the campus more sustainable and will soon contribute to the well-being of the surrounding community. Solar energy is collected to provide hot water to the greenhouse, and photovoltaic… Read more

New Training Programs Offer Job Corps Students a Bright Future

In 2010, Job Corps added new advanced training programs to take advantage of growing green technology industries. Four of these programs, Solar Photovoltaic (PV) and Thermal System Installer, Smart Meter Technician, Overhead Line Construction, and… Read more

Treasure Island Job Corps Center Urban Farm Wins Local Award

Treasure Island's 1-acre urban farm project won the 2010 Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN) Award for Best Green Community Project, an award given by the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services. Sponsored by the San Francisco… Read more

Turner Job Corps Center Renovates A Former Chapel

A newly renovated 4,000square-foot former chapel on the Turner Job Corps Center campus will serve as a gathering place on center and allow the center to host community events. ARRA funds enabled a complete renovation of a nearly abandoned structure… Read more

ARRA – A Year in Review

As 2011 approaches, we'd like to take a look back at all we've accomplished this past year. The following list gives a glimpse into Job Corps' ARRA funds at work. More than 100,000 Job Corps students across the United States have been given the… Read more