Friday, May 9, 2014

Rep. Langevin announces openings at Job Corps

Program Open to Twenty-Four Additional Students

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) today announced that the Exeter Job Corps program is now eligible to increase their on-board strength (OBS) by an additional 24 students. Exeter was selected for this increase by the Employment and Training Administration Office of Job Corps.

“Sustainable job creation requires an increased focus on training our workforce and closing the skills gap in the sectors of the economy with the most growth potential,” said Langevin, who co-chairs the Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus. 

“The Exeter Job Corps continues to successfully identify those sectors and empowers its young members to learn those job skills that will make them competitive candidates in the workforce. From health IT to manufacturing, construction to culinary arts, Exeter Job Corps programs produce highly-capable, hardworking young people who go on to become leaders in their chosen fields.”

Exeter was selected by the Office of Job Corps for this expansion because it was ranked in the top half of performance based on a three-year average of Program Years 2010, 2011 and 2012. The addition will bring capacity to 174 students in the coming months.

“Congratulations to all of the students, past and present, who have made the Exeter Job Corps one of the best of its kind in the country. Combined with the exceptional leadership of Director Jason Menard, Executive Director Linda Soderbergh, Raymond Ankrom and Guy Natelli, it is the dedication of Job Corps students that has made this program what it is,” Langevin continued.

On Saturday, May 10, 2014, Langevin will speak at the Exeter Job Corps graduation ceremony.