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 KY Job Corps Celebrates 50 Years of Success at Capitol Graduation Ceremony

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (03/20/15) – Kentucky Job Corps will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Job Corps by honoring 10 graduates from each participating Job Corps Center to partake in a special graduation ceremony on Thursday, March 26th, at the State Capital in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Local and state officials from the various Kentucky Job Corps Centers are invited to participate in this historical celebration highlighting the successes of Kentucky’s Job Corps Centers and their graduates. The following five Kentucky Centers will be participating in this historical event: Muhlenberg, Carl D. Perkins, Earle C. Clements, Whitney M. Young, and Great Onyx. The graduation begins at 12 noon with special guest speakers and a band performance.

Approximately 3000 students from various counties and surrounding states are studying to improve their lives at a Kentucky Job Corps Center. In August of 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a bill that focused on solutions to end poverty. Which brought about the first Job Corps Center for men that started in January 1965 and the first Job Corps Center for women in April 1965, fifty years later Job Corps continues to provide career technical training and education for low-income individuals ages 16 through 24. Over the years Job Corps has trained more than 2.7 million young adults to become employable tax paying citizens across the United States.

Job Corps is the nation’s largest and oldest federally funded career training and education program. It enrolls nearly 60,000 students annually at 125 Job Corps centers across the country.

For more information about the program or if you would like to tour any of the KY Job Corps Centers call 1-502-774-1886 or call (800) 733-JOBS or visit www.recruiting.jobcorps.govhttp://jobcorps/doleta.gov.

Information provided by Karen Robinson
Posted by J.L. Graham
KenCo News