19 Dec 2018

With the FY 2020 budget process set to begin next month, early outreach to the eight new U.S. Senators and at least 89 new U.S. Representatives is critical.  The vast majority of these freshman offices will likely not be familiar to Job Corps.  The first step in this process…

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19 Dec 2018

The 2019 NJCA Policy Forum has been scheduled for March 27-28, in Washington, D.C.  Similar to last year, the conference will take place at the National Museum of the American Indian conveniently located near DOL, Congress, public transportation and a host of hotels.  Registration, agenda and all other event…

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08 Aug 2018

The NJCA recently developed a Job Corps alumni Facebook page for graduates of the program to connect and share their stories.  We encourage all Job Corps staff, stakeholders and supporters to share the page with current students and graduates.  We are asking alumni and graduates to like, follow and…

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08 Aug 2018

In the last month, the NJCA has held multiple meetings with leadership at the U.S. Department of Labor. These include meetings with Deputy Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella, two meetings with Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) of Labor for Employment and Training Rosemary Lahasky, two meetings with Job Corps Advisor…

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18 Jun 2018

In March 2018, Mathematica Policy Research published an ‘external review’ of Job Corps. The report, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Labor, consists of a scan of evidence regarding what services and strategies have been effective for Job Corps. Among the questions and potential solutions explored in the report…

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18 Jun 2018

In May 2018, the President’s Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion published its final report and recommendations to the President. The task force, chaired by Secretary Acosta, acknowledged that “apprenticeships have gained prominence as a proven training model for workers, yet they have not necessarily been an “easy sell” for…

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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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