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Feb. 9, 2017 9:00 am

Learn about the workforce development program that’s serving over 1K Philly youth per year

Watch recruiter Andre Jenkins share one of his favorite Job Corps success stories in his "Around the Corner" interview.

Andre Jenkins.

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Around the Corner” is a PhillyCAM show that offers local social impact leaders the opportunity to share what impact their work is having on the Philadelphia area. 


Twenty years ago, Andre Jenkins was helping people find job training through the “Welfare-to-Work” programs of the Workforce Investment Act. Now, he’s helping their children do the same through another federal program: Job Corps.

Job Corps, run through the Department of Labor, trains low-income young people in technical trades such as carpentry, plumbing and electrical, recruiter Andre Jenkins shared in his “Around the Corner” interview with Generocity Editor Julie Zeglen.

About 2.7 million people have been served by the program nationwide in the past 50 years. Philly serves “well over” 1,000 per year at its training center near 20th and Oregon.

Learn more below.

 

Watch on Vimeo

PhillyCAM is Comcast channel 66/966 HD/967 and Verizon FIOS channel 29/30 in Philadelphia.

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