Job Corps session planned

Published 1:18 pm Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The Suffolk Workforce Development Center, located on the second floor at 157 N. Main St., will host a Job Corps information session at 9 a.m. Jan. 22.

Suffolk and Franklin residents, ages 16 to 24, are welcome to attend this free session, which will cover a variety of professions including automotive technology, CNA/LPN, culinary, arts, electrician, health careers, landscaping, office administration, painting, pharmacy tech, plumbing, welding, security and more.

Young men attending the event are asked to wear button-up or polo shirts, along with slacks, belts and shoes. Young women attending are asked to wear dresses, skirts or slacks, along with blouses and shoes.

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Jeans, sneakers or shorts should not be worn.

This meeting is the first step in the admissions process for students interested in joining the Job Corps, the nation’s largest career technical training and education programs for students ages 16 to 24.

Administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, Job Corps provides low-income men and women with an opportunity to gain the experience they need to begin a career or advance to higher education at no cost to the student.

For more information, contact the Suffolk Workforce Development Center at 514-7730.