Attorney General Holder visits the Potomac Job Corps Training Center
Today, Attorney General Eric Holder joined the Department of Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis for a tour of the Potomac Job Corps Center in Washington, D.C. With 120+ nationwide campuses in over 40 states and Puerto Rico, Job Corps centers train over 60,000 students each year.
The U.S. Department of Labor administers the Job Corps career technical and education training program free-of-cost to help youth ages 16 through 24 improve their quality of life and find a career. Since Job Corps’ beginning in 1964, the program has remained committed to offering students a positive environment for professional and educational success.
The Potomac Job Corps Center lives up to the mission of teaching eligible young people the skills they need to become employable, independent and professionally trained in variety of technical and academic areas.
Attorney General Holder and Secretary Solis speak with young people at the center.
During the tour of the Center, Attorney General Holder joined students of all career areas in a round table discussion to listen to their personal stories, passions and plans for the future, saying:
“I want to thank all of the students for their inspiring stories. They are the future leaders of this nation and I know their futures will be bright.”
During lunch, students in the Culinary Arts career program showcased their culinary skills for the Attorney General and Department of Labor Secretary Solis. Jobs Corps Center Director, Steven Belk, along with the center’s Student Government Association President, Andrea Williams, thanked Attorney General Holder and Secretary Solis for visiting and taking time to talk with the young people there.
For more information, youth interested in applying to Job Corps should visit: http://www.jobcorps.gov/home.aspx