DUE TO HEAVY SNOWS IN WESTERN KENTUCKY...WIDESPREAD 6 TO 12 INCH SNOWFALL AMOUNTS HAVE HAULTED AREA TRAVEL. ISOLATED 15 INCH AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED. DRIFTS UP TO A FOOT AND A HALF HAVE ALSO BEEN REPORTED. THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM SITUATION AND TRAVEL SHOULD BE AVOIDED IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. (National Weather Service)

job corps 300GREENVILLE, Ky. (8/5/14) — Muhlenberg Job Corps Center announced plans to invite local officials, neighbors, and graduates to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Job Corps program.

The celebration kicks off with a week full of events during the week of Aug. 18-22, 2014 at the Muhlenberg Job Corps Center.

Started in 1964 as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty, the program provides career technical training and education for low-income young people ages 16 through 24. Since opening the first of what would become 125 centers, the program has trained more than 2.7 million young people.

Celebration events at the Muhlenberg Job Corps Center include:

  • 3 p.m. Monday, August 18 – 50th Anniversary Balloon Release

  • 3 p.m. Tuesday, August 19 – Time Capsule Burial

  • 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 20 – Proclamation Signing and Reception

  • 9 a.m. Friday, August 22 – Job Corps Commencement Graduation

“The staff and students are all very excited to be able to show off the skills they have learned at Job Corps,” said Eric Jones, Center Director. “It is also important that we provide an opportunity to show the community all the great things that are going on at our center.”

Students from Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, Virginia, North and South Carolinas, come to Muhlenberg Job Corps Center, including Anne Marie Scheer, a female who has been training in the non-traditional trade of Heavy Equipment Operating. Scheer hopes to graduate from the program soon and begin her career as a Construction Equipment Mechanic or Commercial Truck Driver.

Job Corps provides hands-on training in more than 100 career technical areas ranging from automotive and machine repair to information technology and renewable resources. The programs are aligned with industry credentials and include work-based learning.

Career training areas at the Muhlenberg Job Corps Center include Certified Nursing Assistant, Pharmacy Technology, Clinical Medical Assistant, Insurance Billing and Coding, Heavy Equipment Operator, Construction Equipment Mechanics, Welding, and Class B Commercial Drivers License.

Job Corps is the nation’s largest and oldest federally funded career training and education program. It enrolls nearly 60,000 students annually at 125 Job Corps centers across the country. For more information about the program, call Karen Robinson, Business Community Liaison, (270) 377-3269 or visit www.recruiting.jobcorps.gov. Also, check us out on Facebook.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Karen Robinson

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

springhour
3/13 - 16

In Other News...

Hopkinsville Chick-fil-A Operator Named Rookie of the Year

KENTUCKY (3/4/15) — Laurie Harris, franchise Operator of the Chick-fil-A restaurant in Hopkinsville, Ky., received one… Read More

I-24 Traffic Backed Up From 46-65 MM Due to Crash, Snow Drifts

LYON COUNTY, Ky. (3/4/15) ― Due to multiple crashes and numerous slide offs, the traffic backup from a crash on I-24 in… Read More
1 DOW 18,135.72
+38.82 (0.21%)    
2 S&P 2,101.04
+2.51 (0.12%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,982.81
+15.67 (0.32%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

March 02, 2015 9413

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
February 25, 2015 8774

Multi-Agency Investigation Nets Large-Scale Meth…

in Top News For All Sites by Trooper Stu Recke
February 25, 2015 6435

New Asian Restaurant Coming to Madisonville

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
March 03, 2015 5687

Three Arrested during Traffic Stop

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
February 25, 2015 4430

Local Man Makes Unique Display from Area’s…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 05, 2015 3862

State of Emergency Declared for Hopkins County

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Leslie Curneal

Most Read This Month

February 12, 2015

UPDATE: Name of Pennyrile Fatality Officially…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
February 16, 2015

UPDATE: State of Emergency Declared for Kentucky

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Stories Trending Today

March 05, 2015 3862

State of Emergency Declared for Hopkins County

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Leslie Curneal
March 03, 2015 2686

Superintendent: Spring Break Won't be Touched…

in Hopkins News by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 05, 2015 2663

UPDATE: I-24 Open Between 50-45 MM

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Keith Todd
March 04, 2015 1741

Highway Crews Dealing with Landsides in…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Keith Todd
March 04, 2015 1534

KSP Warns of Old Scam Resurfacing in the Post 2…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper S. C. Recke
March 05, 2015 1435

Deep Snowfall Stalls Western Kentucky

in Top News For All Sites by SurfKY News
March 04, 2015 1286

Adamson Chosen as Madisonville MSU Campus’…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 04, 2015 1241

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - March 4, 2015

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
March 04, 2015 1211

Muhlenberg County Educator Inducted into Kentucky…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by WKU News
March 04, 2015 1009

Mental Health Services Expanded at Western…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Steve Beshear