FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 12, 2022 Media Contact(s):
Trish Jones Mondero
Odle Management Group, LLC
Phone: (602) 622-7941
Albuquerque Job Corps Center is Reopened and Ready to Transform Lives
(Albuquerque, N.M.) – The Albuquerque Job Corps campus has immediate availability to safely provide campus living, overall health and wellness, and educate qualified applicants and place them directly into employment in our community.
The Albuquerque Job Corps campus has the capacity to serve 327 students aged 16-24 in areas such as electrical wiring, plumbing, carpentry, office administration and advanced solar. In addition, the campus works directly with local and national employers to help them fill in-demand and well-paying positions. This includes Kelly Cable of New Mexico, Raysteel Inc., JPR Construction Supply and Titan Solar Power.
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic significantly reduced the number of students the Albuquerque Job corps has served over the past year and a half. But with effective vaccines and continued safety precautions, the center is now ready to resume full operation.
“We are incredibly excited that our campus has reopened and are eager to bring in deserving young people and help them start their careers,” stated Samuel Kolapo, Center Director at the Albuquerque Job Corps campus. “With a long track record of successfully placing our graduates into meaningful careers in Albuquerque, we want our community to know that Job Corps is a terrific first option for any interested young person.”
The Albuquerque Job Corps campus has already demonstrated they are able to provide safe and healthy residential living and serve students effectively despite COVID. The program has protocols and policies in place to track COVID symptoms, test, and prevent an outbreak.
“The past two years has been trying for all of us. This time has also shown us that Job Corps dedication to teaching trades to young people has made a big difference not only in the lives of our students and their families, but in the lives of Americans reliant upon the work Job Corps alumni have been trained to do,” said Byron V. Garrett, CEO and President of National Job Corps Association. “Given our availability to immediately serve students, we know the potential for our campuses to transform lives and want everyone to know that Job Corps is reopened and ready to help.”
For more information about student outreach and recruitment, contact:
Outreach and Admissions & Career Transition Services Director
Ph: (505) 222-4248