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Mayor designates Job Corps Day

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Job Corps is celebrating 45 years of helping young people find careers. The city of Albany is joining the celebration by declaring Wednesday National Job Corps day.

Since Job Corps began, close to 3 million young people have gone through the job training program. In Albany, more than 800 young people are enrolled at Turner Job Corps.

Mayor Willie Adams says the top notch training the center enables young people who may have lost their way to find a better path.   

"They've got some great programs out there which will make a difference in some of these kids lives."

Job Corps Student Verron Lewis said, "It's the difference between working a job and finding a career, so Job Corps has definitely set the standard for me."

There are more than 120 Job Corps centers in the United States. 

Learn more about the Job Corps program when you click HERE.

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