Job Corps celebrates 60th anniversary


The Sierra Nevada Job Corps campus will join more than 120 Job Corps campuses across the country in celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Job Corps program.

The achievement is marked by millions of young people whose lives have been forever changed because of the transformative nature of the program.

Born out of the war on poverty and signed into law as the Economic Opportunity Act on Aug. 20, 1964, Job Corps has provided safe housing, education, career and technical training opportunities, and support services for deserving young people. The Sierra Nevada Job Corps campus, which opened its doors in 1979, has served an estimated 25,000 young people throughout Nevada.

The Sierra Nevada Job Corps campus is planning several different activities to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the program. This includes a student essay contest, video testimonials, alumni recognition, in-person events and more.

The Sierra Nevada Job Corps campus has the capacity to serve 509 students ages 16-24 in areas such as security, certified nursing assistant, plastering and building and construction trades. In addition, the campus works directly with local and national employers to help them fill in-demand and well-paying positions.

The Sierra Nevada Job Corps campus has immediate availability to safely house, feed, and educate qualified applicants and place them directly into employment, higher education or military enlistment.

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