Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16-24 improve the quality of their lives by empowering them to get jobs and become independent.
Blackwell opened as a Job Corps center in 1965 near Laona in Forest county. Since then, over 15,000 students have benefited from the federal scholarships offered through Blackwell Job Corps.
Nationally, Job Corps serves approximately 60,000 youths annually through 119 Job Corps centers. We hear from one Blackwell student who found Job Corps and has found a path to a better future.
Ken Krall spoke with Jerrell Jones....
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