MBJ: Memphis Job Corps Center Gets $42.2 Million Federal Contract
The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a five-year, $42.2 million contract to the Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center.
The money will support 232 students who live at the Memphis center as well as 55 non-resident students.
Located at 1555 McAlister Drive in Whitehaven, the Job Corps Center opened in 1998 and serves students ages 16 to 24 with career, technical and academic training. It specifically targets students who have dropped out of school.
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen announced the contract Tuesday, Sept. 8.
“The multimillion-dollar infusion of federal funds will help the Memphis Job Corps Center keep its doors open for hundreds more young people who have dropped out of school,” Cohen said in a written statement.”