MJCC Hosts District and School LeadershipGREENVILLE, Ky. (11/30/17) — Muhlenberg Job Corps Center staffers held an information meeting with five county school districts recently to increase awareness of the opportunities available to students through MJCC>

There were 17 participants from Muhlenberg, McLean, Ohio, Breckenridge and Hancock counties as well as three representatives from the Audubon Area.

Attendees were given information about enrollment eligibility requirements, education and training programs, residential services, student benefits and job placement support. The visitors also toured the academic and career technical training programs and facilities.

During the tour, guests were able to speak with students in classrooms and shop settings as well as get first-hand accounts of the life of a Job Corp student.

McLean County High School guidance counselor Rob Wellman expressed enthusiasm about sharing the information with some of his students.

“Before this meeting, I didn’t know much about the program,” said Wellman. “There are a variety of options available and it is free education. I am surprised to know that most of the students come from out of state when we have so many good candidates right here who aren’t even aware that it is an option. We want our students to know, and now they will.”

Event organizer Muhlenberg Job Corps business community liaison Jodi Ashby said the objective was to provide information about MJCC programs to neighboring counties in the region.

“The goal was to help the mentors in the school systems to understand that Job Corps is a transitional
option for their graduating students, and should be presented to them along with other choices such as
college or employment. I believe we achieved that,” said Ashby.

Peter LaFleur, MJCC center director made closing comments during the presentation and emphasized the success rate of Muhlenberg Job Corps graduates based on placement outcomes and average wage information.

“It was clear from the audience response that they had discovered an incredible educational resource for local youth,” said LaFleur.

Edwina Sheffield, MJCC high school principal completed the application process for EILA credit for
attendees who were eligible to receive it, making it a “win, win” for those who participated. The event is now on the list of events that MJCC will host annually.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Jodi Ashby

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