job corps 300WASHINGTON (8/15/14) — U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, is pleased to congratulate the Job Corps Program for 50 years of service to millions of at-risk youth whose lives have been forever changed by the program and to give a special recognition to the Earle C. Clements and Muhlenberg Job Corps Centers located in Kentucky’s 1st Congressional District.

This week Job Corps Centers around the country began the kick-off of their Golden Anniversary celebration.

The Earle C. Clement Job Corps Center in Morganfield and Muhlenberg Job Corps Center in Muhlenberg both provide a vital service to Kentucky’s 1st Congressional District by serving hundreds of disadvantaged youth between 16 and 24 years of age. Through Job Corps, these students receive an education and career training skills to help them obtain a job and become productive members of the community.

Earlier this year, Whitfield was awarded honors and recognized by the National Job Corps Association on Capitol Hill. As a founding member of the Congressional Job Corps Caucus, Whitfield has continually fought to preserve the Job Corps Program and ensure that it is managed properly by the U.S. Department of Labor in a way that best meets the needs of students. He also worked closely with his Congressional colleagues to ensure that Job Corps receives adequate funding in order to serve as many youth as possible. As a result, tens of thousands of formerly disconnected youth are safe, learning and starting careers in our nation’s fastest growing occupations.

“I call upon our citizens to join me in saluting the Muhlenberg and Earle C. Clement Corps Centers and the Job Corps Program for 50 years of success in serving millions of disadvantaged youth by providing academic, employment and social skills training to empower young people,” said Whitfield. “I ask everyone to support the official designation of the week of Aug. 18-22 as ‘Celebrate Job Corps 50 Week.’ I am pleased to see the continued work of these groups, and proud to be involved in helping with such a worthy cause.”

SurfKY News
Information provided by Marty Irby

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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.

In Other News...

Hopkins County Misdemeanor Indictments

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (6/2/15) — The following misdemeanor indictments were recently handed down by a Hopkins County… Read More

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released - June 1, 2015

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (6/1/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Monday, June 1. Thomas… Read More
1 DOW 18,011.94
-28.43 (-0.16%)    
2 S&P 2,109.60
-2.13 (-0.10%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,076.52
-6.41 (-0.13%)    

Most Read This Week

May 27, 2015 7397

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 30, 2015 6999

Study of Virus Attack on Cancer Sees Success

by Julie Heflin
May 28, 2015 6512

Four Charged with Burglary for Entering Elderly…

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 4248

Midnight Ride on Rabbit Ridge Ends in Jail

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 3758

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - May 27, 2015

by Crime Stoppers

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 11310

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 9281

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

June 01, 2015 1393

Authorities Discover Meth Lab While Assisting…

by SurfKY News
May 31, 2015 1334

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by SurfKY News
June 01, 2015 1184

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
May 31, 2015 1067

Survivors, Caregivers, Supporters Gather for…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 01, 2015 822

Human Relations Coordinator Identifies Possible…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 01, 2015 757

Dawson Springs Police Reports Released

by SurfKY News
June 02, 2015 743

Two Muhlenberg Women Injured in Collision

by SurfKY News
June 02, 2015 718

Hopkins County Misdemeanor Indictments

by SurfKY News
May 31, 2015 713

Muhlenberg County High School Holds 2015…

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
June 01, 2015 664

KSP Post 2 Activity Report - May 2015

by Trooper S. C. Recke