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Job Corps crews gets rave reviews

TEXAS—With the national fire preparedness level is at its highest and critical resource shortages across the country, Forest Service Job Corps camp crews are stepping up to support fire suppression efforts across the country. On July 24, a Lyndon B. Johnson Job Corps Center camp crew assigned to the Texas A&M Forest Service Incident Command Post in McGregor, Texas, demobilized to stellar reviews.

Job Corps Students, Alumnae ‘Pay it Forward,’ Helping Each Other Learn Leadership Skills

Preparing for a career involves many steps, plus individual motivation as well as help from those who’ve gone before you.

That’s what a group of 60 Harpers Ferry Job Corps students explored recently during a recent training session related to job preparedness for the U.S. Forest Service. Their hearts and minds were focused on advancing their knowledge about Forest Service job opportunities and how to serve others but also on learning how to help themselves. They were not disappointed.

USDA marks 50th Anniversary of the Job Corps

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Economic Opportunity Act.  This Act, part of the government effort to wipe out poverty, created the Job Corps program, which has had a positive effect on countless young lives, giving them a chance to break multi-generational cycles of poverty, get an education, and find jobs in the federal and private sectors, and in the military.  The U.S.

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