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Job Corps is celebrating 50 years of changing the lives of millions of young people; individuals who may otherwise have not had a chance at happy, safe, productive lives.
Aug. 28, Red Rock Job Corps Center will celebrate this milestone with a number of activities for students, staff, alumni, their families and the community. Additionally, the Center will hold its August graduation to honor these successful students. Dr. Francis Cole, Job Corps regional director, is keynote speaker.
Job Corps was created during the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964 as part of Johnson's War on Poverty and Great Society initiatives. A product of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, Job Corps was first set up by Sargent Shriver, who ran many of President Johnson's social programs. Job Corps was initially modeled after the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s, which provided room, board and employment to thousands of unemployed people.
Students who attend Red Rock Job Corps Center have an opportunity to obtain an online high school equivalency diploma or GED 2014, obtain their driver's license as well as enroll in one of seven vocations. They include: auto technology, auto collision repair, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, hotel and hospitality or office administration. Upon completion, students are assisted for nine months with job search and placement. Additionally, eligible students may enroll in one of Job Corps' many advanced training programs, continue their education at an institution of higher education or join the US military service.
During the celebration, campus tours will be available to community members as well as a barbecue luncheon and a number of other activities. People interested in attending should register by Aug. 18, by contacting, Jackie Johnson, Red Rock Business Community Liaison at 570-477-0206 or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Entrepreneurial Women's Expo will bring together speakers who are leaders in their fields of business, finance, health, and personal development 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 1 for its 6th annual conference, at Celebration Hall, 2280 Commercial Blvd., State College.
Women from all over Central Pennsylvania will, a news release said, benefit from a day of visionary leadership and collaborative learning all designed to help women start their next professional chapters.
"If there's one thing we've learned it's that when you bring smart, dynamic, beautiful, motivated women together, fantastic things happen," the news release said.
Registration is available at www.EWEsc.com or by calling 814-360-1063