Pallone Celebrates Job Corps 50th Anniversary, Highlights Importance of Career Training Programs

Jun 3, 2014 Issues: Economy and Jobs, Labor, New Jersey

EDISON, NJ – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) addressed attendees at the Edison Job Corps quarterly Community Relations Networking Luncheon in Edison, New Jersey.  With more than 100 corporate executives, community leaders, and educational representatives in attendance, Pallone spoke about the life-changing work that the Job Corps has done for over 50 years.  He also highlighted the important role that career and technical training programs play in the lives of young people. 

“The Edison Job Corps opens doors for young adults in New Jersey who want to improve their lives,” said Congressman Pallone.  “They do far more than simply teach skills at the Job Corps.  Programs like this provide great opportunities for students who are looking to pursue a trade and advance their careers.  I commend the Edison Job Corps for all the outstanding work that it does to help those in our community succeed, and I look forward to continuing to work with the center for years to come.”

Edison Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people, ages 16 through 24, improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training.  The program offers students an opportunity to learn a trade, receive their high school diploma or GED and find full-time employment.