Long Beach Job Corps Student Matthew Moody to Travel to China

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Long Beach Job Corps Student Matthew Moody to Travel to China

(from left to right): Charles Byrd, Jose Estrada, Mitra Vazeen, Matthew Moody, Ron Stagg, Michael Beeson, and Sandra Bernabe.

Long Beach Job Corps Student Matthew Moody is ecstatic. Matthew is one of 4 students chosen to represent the Job Corps Program on an 11 day visit to China as part of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Matthew was nominated by staff for his outstanding leadership skills, accomplishments at Job Corps, friendliness, communication skills and his desire to embark on an adventure across the globe. Matthew submitted a written application, was selected to participate in a teleconference, and was soon notified that he is one of the chosen students. Three of the students selected represent Job Corps Centers that are located in the Western Region.

Founded in 1989, APEC acts as a forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region. APEC currently has 21 member economies. Each year, one of the member economies serves as the APEC Host Economy. The Host Economy leads agenda-setting and coordination among members, decides on policy direction and themes for the year, and organizes the key annual APEC meetings.

Mitra Vazeen, Long Beach Job Corps Center Director stated, “We are proud that Matthew is one of 4 Job Corps students in the nation to represent youth. He has accomplished a lot here, earning his High School Diploma, showing his leadership skills as president of his dorm wing, and being a positive role model for others.”

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.

To learn more about Long Beach Job Corps Center, please visit www.longbeach.jobcorps.gov.

For more information, contact Sandy Annino, Long Beach Job Corps Center Business and Community Liaison, at (562) 983-1777, ext. 2055, or annino.sandy.m@jobcorps.org.

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