Congressman Pete Sessions Speaks At ‘National Job Corps Commencement Day’


The Gary Job Corps Center joined 126 Job Corps centers across the country to celebrate the 6th Annual “National Job Corps Commencement Day” ceremony to congratulate the Job Corps students who showed ‘Job Corps Works!’ by completing the program this year!



Recent Job Corps graduates employed in Texas, employer partners, local policymakers, community leaders, family members and many others recognized these students’ achievements and the investment they made in their
futures and community.


Congressman Pete Sessions was the featured speaker sharing with the graduates, family, and friends that, “ This is the beginning of your journey and that you should always maintain your focus on the task at hand”, which was further stressed by the Gary Center Director Lonnie Hall saying “ if your mind can perceive it and the heart can believe it then the Gary Job Corps Center can help you to achieve it.”


Gary Job Corps is one of 126 Job Corps centers located across the country. A unique national program, Job Corps offers under-served youth a set of diverse academic opportunities and career pathways tailored to meet the needs of business and industry. Each year, Job Corps gives tens of thousands of youth a second chance to complete their education and advance into careers, higher education, or the military.


Job Corps has served more than 2.7 million out-of-work young adults and under-served youth nationally. Many are high-school dropouts or public-assistance recipients, and Job Corps helps them become active contributors to their communities.


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