San Marcos, Texas – Adams and Associates (Adams) has stepped into its role as new operator for the Gary Job Corps Center (Gary JCC) in San Marcos.
Adams, which is based in Reno, NV, assumed operations for Gary JCC on April 1.
Gary JCC is the largest Job Corps Center in the country and serves 1,471 students from across the state. Gary JCC provides vocational training in 18 trades covering construction, healthcare, security, financial services and distribution operations. It offers high school diploma programs and a high school equivalency program and college certification programs through Austin Community College.
Gary JCC students are active members of the San Marcos community and provide community services to various organizations such as the Salvation Army, San Marcos Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and United Way San Antonio & Bexar County.
Executive Center Director Lorraine Lane manages operations at Gary JCC. Lane, formerly Adams Regional Executive Director, has worked within the Job Corps program for 27 years and served as Center Director for five Adams’ operated Centers. She works closely with Adams President Susan Larson to provide oversight for the 880-acre Center.
“Adams is eager to provide Gary Job Corps Center students with the education and training they need to succeed in the 21st century workforce,” Larson said.
Job Corps is a free, federal program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. In addition to training, students receive housing, support services and job placement assistance.
Gary JCC recruits students, 16-24 years, from San Marcos, San Antonio, Houston, Austin and across Central Texas. Applicants must meet certain income requirements.
Adams is a 100% employee-owned company that is singularly committed to the Job Corps program and its students. The company began as a small business formed in 1990 with the sole mission of operating at-risk youth and children’s programs for local, state and federal governmental agencies. Today, Adams is one of the largest private sector entities involved in the federal Job Corps program.
Adams employs over 2,700 staff members at 18 locations, including 16 Job Corps sites across the country, providing academic, vocational training and placement services to approximately 9,000 young people from ages 16 to 24.
In addition to Reno, the company has offices in Columbia, MD and Worcester, MA to provide corporate support and expertise to its Job Corps campuses.