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13th October 2015 – Washington, DC – Lenita Jacobs-Simmons is the National Director for the Office of Job Corps, under the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA). As the National Director, she has the responsibility for leading the program and its 125 Job Corps centers throughout the country. The Job Corps program serves over 60,000 youth, ages 16-24, each year. The largely residential program offers participants opportunities to secure academic and vocational credentials and assists them with securing placement in education, employment, or the military upon graduation from the program. ***Official Department of Labor Photograph*** Photographs taken by the federal government are generally part of the public domain and may be used, copied and distributed without permission. Unless otherwise noted, photos posted here may be used without the prior permission of the U.S. Department of Labor. Such materials, however, may not be used in a manner that imply any official affiliation with or endorsement of your company, website or publication.   Photo Credit: Department of Labor Shawn T Moore

Lenita Jacobs-Simmons, the National Director for the Office of Job Corps, talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about their partnership with the Tom Joyner Foundation, Inc. Find out more about the historic announcement and Job Corps’ demonstration project entitled, College Pathways: A Job Corps & Tom Joyner Foundation Partnership.

Listen below.

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(Photo Source: Department of Labor, Shawn T Moore)

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