MBJ: Memphis Job Corps Center Gets $42.2 Million Federal Contract

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.”

MBJ: Memphis Job Corps Center Gets $42.2 Million Federal Contract

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s