Caty Partin Retires After 23 Years At Gary Job Corps

Gary Job Corps Center supports the Job Corps program’s mission to teach eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and place them in meaningful jobs or further education…

Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 to 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training.

The Job Corps program is authorized by Title I-C of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (supersedes WIA 1998). For more information about the Job Corps program at a national level, please visit our Official Public Web Site.

Caty Partin Retires After 23 Years At Gary Job Corps

Caty Partin came to Gary Job Corps in 1995 feeling that a change in occupation would be a challenge from having a successful second hand furniture store with her husband. 

Her plan was to come to Gary Job Corps after passing by for years, her thought was to give it a couple of months. 

As with most tenured staff, the short time employment becomes a passion to help young men and women be “the best” they can be. 

Caty stated, “I have truly enjoyed my teaching experience at Gary, I feel that I have made an impact on the futures of my students and they too have had an impact on my life.” 

Caty over the years has taught all subjects for the GED, assisted students with the Job Corps Academic Olympics, set-up the first High School on-line program, facilitated with Guided Group Interaction focus groups with students, worked with vocational instructors to show how service learning would assist students in understanding the need of the basics, assisted with the planning and execution of Student Graduation Ceremonies,  currently she was the teaching English with the Southwest Texas High School at Gary. 

Pictured are Chris Buerger, Academic Manager, Rhea Medina, Director of Student Training, Candy Bagley, Principal, Hoddar Gharib, Academic Supervisor, and seated Caty Partin, retiring Instructor.


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  1. I: Loved Mrs. Partin. I was 20-21 years old. I am not 45. She is one of my favorite teachers at Gary! She was such a good teacher. I Love and Miss Her. 24 years later.

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