Oneonta Job Corps Academy

Congressman Gibson to visit Job Corps

Oneonta Job Corps Academy Students, Staff, Supporters Celebrate 2nd Annual National Job Corps Commencement Day with Congressman Gibson

August 23, 2012
For Immediate Release

Oneonta Job Corps Academy will join the 125 Job Corps centers across the country to celebrate the second annual “National Job Corps Commencement Day” ceremony August 24th at 2:00 PM to congratulate the Job Corps students who showed Job Corps Works by completing the program this year.

Recent Job Corps graduates employed in New York, employer partners, local policymakers, community leaders, family members and many more recognized these students’ achievements and the investment they made in their futures and our community.

Oneonta Job Corps Academy is one of 125 Job Corps centers located across the country and in all 50 states. A unique national program, Job Corps offers at-risk youth a set of diverse academic opportunities and career pathways tailored to meet the needs of business and industry. Each year, Job Corps gives 60,000 youth a second chance to complete their education and advance into careers, higher education or the military.

Oneonta Job Corps Academy is excited to announce that Congressman Christopher Gibson will be giving the keynote address at Friday’s ceremony.

Mark Shriver, author of A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver, is serving as the national keynote speaker for the event. Shriver, the son of Job Corps founder Sargent Shriver, congratulated the 60,000 students who graduated from Job Corps this year.

“Job Corps is a great investment for the American people,” Shriver said in a special nationwide video address delivered in front of the United States Capitol. “Your commitment and dedication to get good-paying jobs make Job Corps the most successful federal training program serving your age group.”

Job Corps, the nation’s most effective career preparation program for at-risk youth, has been vital to the success of many young people with few options since it was founded almost 50 years ago, Shriver said.

Victoria Pegg, Business Community Liaison, Oneonta Job Corps Academy, 607-431-1455,

Randy Ford, Communications Specialist, National Job Corps Association,

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