02 Dec 2016

Job Corps’ largest educational provider discussed how students can earn postsecondary credit SCRANTON, PA (December 1, 2016) — Penn Foster, a leading skills solutions organization focused on providing competencies, credentials, career pathways and employment matching for today’s evolving workforce, announced its participation in the National Job Corps Association (NJCA)…

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21 Oct 2016
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In 2015 the Job Corps community lost a longtime champion and advocate, Ray Bramucci. A NJCA Board member, retired Assistant Secretary of the Employment and Training Administration, Ray deeply cared for the underserved youth served by Job Corps. He was a consistent visitor of the Edison Job Corps Center…

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06 Oct 2016
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Earlier today, the Friends of Job Corps Congressional Caucus endorsed the NJCA’s Job Corps Vision Paper.  “On behalf of bipartisan Friends of Job Corps Congressional Caucus, we strongly endorse the National Job Corps Association’s (NJCA) vision for improving and enhancing Job Corps services to further connect underserved youth to…

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26 Sep 2016

Please click here to download the Forest Service Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center Wildland Fire Program 2015 Annual Report.

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07 Jul 2016
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Earlier today, the House Appropriations Committee marked-up the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services (L-HHS) funding bill. The bill provides $1.7 billion for Job Corps, an increase of $11.2 million over the FY 2016 enacted level and $54 million below the President’s budget request. The bill…

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01 Jul 2016

Washington, D.C. – The National Job Corps Association (NJCA) announced today the election of John S. Sparkman as the new Chair of their Board of Directors. Sparkman replaces outgoing Chair Richard Schubert. A member of the NJCA Board since 2013, Sparkman previously chaired the Association’s Governance Committee. “I’ve talked…

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08 Feb 2016

The U.S. Department of Education is accepting applications for its Talent Search Program.  The program is designed to identify qualified individuals from at-risk backgrounds with potential for education at the postsecondary level and encourage them to complete secondary school and undertake postsecondary education.  Talent Search projects publicize the availability of,…

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13 Jan 2016

“President Obama clearly outlined his vision and priorities for the country in his final State of the Union Address. Closing the income inequality gap is crucial to putting our country on a pathway to a brighter economic future. There are 5,527,000 American teenagers and young adults between the ages…

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18 Dec 2015

On Friday, December 18 Congress approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill with a pair of overwhelming bipartisan votes, capping a frenzied final few weeks of legislating before lawmakers head home for the holidays and gear up for the 2016 election year. The House moved first, passing the government funding…

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17 Dec 2015

The U.S. economy got good news again last week with the release of the November jobs report. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the U.S. economy added 211,000 jobs while the country’s unemployment rate held steady at 5 percent, the lowest in seven years. While this is generally good…

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