Commissioners Court Proclaims National Job Corps Day, Thanks Local Campus for Disaster Assistance
Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – The Hays County Commissioners Court signed a proclamation Tuesday naming August 21, 2015, as National Job Corps Day in Hays County in honor of the 51st anniversary of the training and education center. The Court thanked local Job Corps representatives for their success in educating and training youth and for the help that Gary Job Corps staff and students are continuing to provide in cleaning up damage from the Memorial Weekend floods.
“Staff and students stepped up in a big way, helping folks who were devastated by the flooding,” Precinct 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe, who sponsored the proclamation, said.
County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., pointed out that much of the success of the Job Corps is due to involving students in the community and teaching the importance of service along with the many other employment skills the Center teaches.
The Gary Job Corps nationally has touched the lives of some 3 million youth, with the 123 campuses nationwide training 60,000 individuals each year. It is the nation’s largest and most successful high school dropout recovery and youth empowerment program, with students receiving intensive academic classes and life and job skills, as well as job placement assistance.
Students are currently working with the City of Kyle to make improvements to the Town Square, and the Center has developed partnerships with area companies who employ graduates of their training programs.
Left to right, Precinct 1 Constable David Peterson, Precinct 2 Commissioner Mark Jones, Job Corps Administrative Assistant Rachel Garnes, County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., Precinct 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe, Job Corps Center Director Lonnie Hall, students Christian Keilbert and Kenneth Manning, Student Government Coordinator Hope Henry, Career Transition Readiness Supervisor Susanne Ritter, Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley, Precinct 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant and Business Community Liaison Randolph Goodman celebrate the success of Gary Job Corps in San Marcos and nationwide on the organization’s 51st anniversary. August 21 was proclaimed Gary Job Corps Day in Hays County by the Commissioners Court.