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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 opportunity to participate in ARRA-funded activities, including Green Training initiatives, rehabilitation projects, and center-wide green practices.
  • $212 million was allocated to more than 1,000 shovel-ready construction projects at more than 60 centers.
  • Approximately 16 solar and wind technology projects have been implemented at centers nationwide.
  • $5 million was allocated for the purchase of electric and hybrid vehicles at 97 Job Corps centers.
  • Approximately $7.8 million has been used to replace older, less energy-efficient computers with 11,028 new Energy Star PCs.
  • Construction projects have commenced on more than 68 centers.
  • Eight students from the Muhlenberg Job Corps Center traveled to Washington, D.C., to receive the Job Corps National Earth Day Every Day Green Center Recognition Award. The Muhlenberg center was selected as the winner of this award for its outstanding efforts in energy conservation, water conservation, installation of energy-efficient materials, EDED proposals, and green career technical student training projects.
  • Oneonta Job Corps Center officially opened a greenhouse complex on Oct. 28.
  • Muhlenburg Job Corps Center celebrated the completion of a new gymnasium on Oct. 26 with a ribbon-cutting.
  • 3 new dorms are being built at the St. Louis Job Corps Center. Several other new dorm projects are under way.
  • Substantial progress has been made on the construction of the new Ottumwa Job Corps Center as it gets ready to open next year.