Perspective | Job Corps Program Hit On Student Safety Problems, Despite Successes
Perspective | Job Corps program hit on student safety problems, despite successes
Students build a structure in a carpentry class at the Potomac Job Corps in Washington in 2014. (Jeffrey MacMillan for The Washington Post)Job Corps is the nation’s largest residential training and employment program, but some of the 50,000 young people it serves annually are looking for something even more fundamental than a good gig.
“Our students regularly tell us stories about how they enrolled in Job Corps to escape gangs, an unstable home life or an unsafe community that made it impossible to pursue their education and career goals,” Jeffrey Barton, director of the Earle C. Clements Job Corps …