Department of Education Hosted by Long Beach Job Corps

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Long Beach Job Corps Hosts Department of EducationThe Long Beach Job Corps Center students and staff hosted the Department of Education Monday. Job Corps has been working closely with the U. S. Department of Education to promote and meet the President’s goal of having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020. The group presented information about Federal Student Loans and financial aid to the students to help meet this goal.

The team from the Department of Education’s Awareness & Outreach Division included Mr. Fred Stennis, Ms. Vandna Wendy Bhagat, Mr. Craig Copeland, and Mr. Richard Blasen. The group met with Ms. Mitra Vazeen, Long Beach Job Corps Center Director, Ms. Ethel Kent, Career Development Services Director, Mr. Nakawa Shepherd, Academic Manager, Mr. Matthew W. Davis, Career Transition Services Manager, Ms. Erika Garcia, Student Support Manager, and Ms. Sandy Annino, Business & Community Liaison prior to the presentation.

Long Beach Job Corps Center has 300 students and offers career technical training to become a skilled automotive technician, cement mason, certified nurse assistant/home health aide, clinical medical assistant, facilities maintenance worker, glazier, medical office support specialist, painter, and pharmacy technician.

Administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, Job Corps is the nation’s largest career technical training and education program for income-eligible students ages 16 through 24. Job Corps is a U.S. Department of Labor Equal Opportunity Employer Program.

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