Date:June 13, 2007
Contact:Ed Pratt @ (225) 342-3035

Carville Job Corps Academy to hold commencement exercises

CARVILLE – Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., will be the guest speaker at the Carville Job Corp Academy’s fourth semi-annual commencement exercises at 1 p.m. Friday, June 15 at 5465 Point Clair Road.

Thirty seven students will receive diplomas in the ceremony.

Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 get a better job, make more money, and take control of their lives.

“These students come from all areas of the state,” said Carville Job Corps Academy Center Director Herbert Fritts. “We concentrate on their education and then we work toward vocational training to get them into the workforce. We work with the Louisiana Department of Labor’s Career Solutions Centers for assistance with training and job placement.”

Job Corps has been training young adults for meaningful careers since 1964. The program is committed to offering all students a safe, drug-free environment where they can take advantage of the resources provided.

For more information contact the Carville Job Corps Academy at (225) 642-2459.

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