Education Matters: Job Corps Celebrates Milestone

Published 08/22 2014 06:18PM

Updated 08/22 2014 06:20PM

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Senator Mark Pryor commending students for their hard work at the Little Rock Job Corps commencement ceremony.

Graduates listened as the senator praised their achievements at the ceremony this afternoon.

This year marks the 50 anniversary of the program. Directors say Job Corps gives students the skills needed to succeed in today's workforce.

"Our young people come here looking to find a better life through the career and the skills they build themselves. They actually take advantage for the opportunity that job corps provides," said Kory Adams, Job Corps Center Director.

Job corp provides training in a number of areas, including technical, academic, and social.

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