Job Corps centers gain political recognition

Guthrie Job Corp Center students met and spoke with U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (OK) during his recent visit to the center

Guthrie Job Corp Center students met and spoke with U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (OK) during his recent visit to the center

NATIONWIDE (September 3, 2013) – Job Corps students are joining country leaders to work towards achieving a better tomorrow. In an effort to inspire continuing success amongst students, national representatives spread encouragement and experience through a visit to two different Job Corps centers.

At Guthrie Job Corps Center, students had the opportunity to hear U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (OK), a loyal supporter and storyteller, share his life journey. A tale of inspiration, Sen. Inhofe spoke of beginning his career as an Army pilot and going on to become ranked as the number one outstanding conservative senator by Human Events, a conservative publication.

Security Cadet Rolando Martinez met with Mayor Chuck Burtcher

Security Cadet Rolando Martinez met with Mayor Chuck Burtcher to learn more about his career in public service.

Sen. Inhofe also talked about the importance of students continuing their education and encouraged them to consider a career in military service.

In addition to Sen. Inhofe, Guthrie Mayor Chuck Burtcher also made an appearance. Rolando Martinez, a security cadet, met with him to discuss his work as mayor. It was a great opportunity for Mr. Martinez, whose dream is to become one of the first Spanish mayors in Oklahoma.

“The students learned a lot,” Joy Newton, Guthrie Job Corps business and community liaison, said. “They were very excited to meet Sen. Inhofe and Mayor Burtcher.”

Florida Congressman Joe Garcia visited with students of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Homestead Job Corps Center to promote their success.

Florida Congressman Joe Garcia visited with students of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Homestead Job Corps Center to promote their success.

Inspiration was also in the air at Homestead Job Corps Center when Florida Congressman Joe Garcia visited students at the center. During his visit, Congressman Garcia gave a motivational talk to students, encouraging them in their path towards successful careers.

Congressman Garcia listened attentively as security trade student, Kenisha Davis, discussed her involvement with the community.

Congressman Garcia listened attentively as security trade student, Kenisha Davis, discussed her involvement with the community.

“Education and training is so imperative for the future success of our young people,” Congressman Garcia said.

Students at Homestead Job Corps Center are challenged academically and technically by undergoing training in one of fourteen trades.

Student Government Association president, Michael McGee, was all smiles when he met Congressman Garcia and discussed his plans to work in Congress one day.

Student Government Association president, Michael McGee, was all smiles when he met Congressman Garcia and discussed his plans to work in Congress one day.

Congressman Garcia also spent time with students individually, talking with them about their success in the Job Corps program and listening to their future goals. Kenisha Davis, a security trade trainee, discussed the various community service opportunities she had been given through her experience training as a security officer.

Lesly Diaz poses with Incoming Commander Colonel Christian G. Funk and Ishikeeba McLeod

Lesly Diaz poses with Incoming Commander Colonel Christian G. Funk and Ishikeeba McLeod

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Moriah Dietrich