Embracing Every Identity: Job Corps’ Pledge 

Students at Ramey Job Corps in Puerto Rico celebrate Pride Month.
Students at Ramey Job Corps in Puerto Rico celebrate Pride Month.

Job Corps issued a new Program Instruction Notice (PIN) 23-11 recently called “Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity.” This PIN affirms Job Corps’ commitment to recognizing and respecting the gender identity of all our students and applicants. It also provides guidance on how you can do that. Remember, federal civil rights laws impose nondiscrimination and equal opportunity requirements with regard to sex, including gender identity, in every aspect of the Job Corps program.   

See the full PIN on the PRH website

Y2Y Week: Mental Health Matters! 

Youth 2 Youth groups on campuses across the country hosted events for Y2Y Week in May. As are the student-led Y2Y groups themselves, this week was all about promoting positive mental health habits. How did your center celebrate Y2Y Week?  

Careers Set Sail With NAVSEA

Looking for more career opportunities to introduce to your Construction and Advanced Manufacturing students? Job Corps has been partnering with Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) through career fairs across the country that allowed over 500 students to network with prominent shipbuilding employers including General Dynamics, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and more. 

To learn more about these opportunities and how you can help your students get connected, visit this website or download the flier.   

Make Student Voices Heard: Help Them Vote! 

Pinellas County Job Corps hosted a voter registration drive for students on campus.
Pinellas County Job Corps hosted a voter registration drive for students on campus.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to empower our students to make their voices heard in this election year. With voter registration deadlines quickly approaching, ensure your students are registered to vote with the help of Job Corps’ Voter Registration Toolkit. This resource includes essential materials such as a Voter Registration Fact Sheet, postcards and posters to make voter education and registration efforts easy to implement on your campus.    

Access the toolkit at https://jcmarketplace.com/voter-registration/

Inspiring Journeys: Philip’s Story

Philip Bailey
Philip Bailey

At Earle C. Clements Job Corps, Philip began an academic journey that culminated in receiving his doctorate in business administration. Now working for Lockheed Martin, Philip reflects on how Job Corps gave him the tools to invest in himself and succeed both academically and in his career.  

“Job Corps reshaped my thought process and led me in the right direction,” Philip said. “I found my life start to correct itself as I invested in the people around me and relationships I had developed with people from a variety of different backgrounds. I really discovered myself through these connections.”  

In his current position as a subcontractor administrator for Lockheed Martin, he negotiates and signs multi-million-dollar contracts with high-level clients.  

“In 1999, I could have never envisioned the person I am today,” Philip said.