Laredo Job Corps Center Hosts Open House
1701 Island Street, Laredo, TX 78041
Laredo, TX— 2/7/23 — Thursday, February 16, 2023, the Laredo Job Corps Center welcomes our workforce development community partners back to the center after an extended closure to the public during the pandemic. Potential Job Corp students and employee partners will have the opportunity to tour the campus and engage with current students and staff.
“We have not been able to show our community the wonderful work our students do here as they train for their future careers,” said Rafael Marzan, Center Director.
Positive Community Presence
The Laredo Job Corps Center is a residential training program, sitting on a 12-acre campus about 2 hours south of San Antonio. The center provides young people between the ages of 16-24 with career technical training in fields to include Welding, Electrical, Facilities Maintenance, Certified Nursing Assistant, Security and Protective Services and Culinary Arts. The Laredo Job Corps Center partners with workforce development agencies in the lower Rio Grande Valley, Cameron County and South Texas; providing access to training for students all across South Texas.
Partners in Positivity
Open house will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., with ongoing center tours facilitated by our Security and Protective Services students. Our Certified Nursing Assistant students will be available to administer free blood pressure readings, and our talented Culinary Arts students will prepare a few delicacies.
Local radio station partners digital 94.9, HOT 106.1 and La Ley 100.5 will be broadcasting live, highlighting the diverse training opportunities at the Laredo center and the many employer partners our students have the opportunity to work with upon graduation.
Interest in Enrolling
For parents or young people who are interested in enrollment, the center Admissions Counselors will be in attendance to answer questions, provide detailed information on the Job Corps program at the Laredo center, and accept applications on the spot.
Our Career Transition Services Specialists will also be available for employers interested in hiring the best trained future workforce participants in Laredo, TX. For more information regarding the center’s training opportunities, visit http://laredo.jobcorps.gov or call (800) 733-JOBS (5627).
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Job Corps Student Leadership Summit
Last month, students from each of our Job Corp centers, along with students from all the nation’s 121 centers attended the Job Corps Student Leadership Summit at the Dept. of Labor in Washington, DC. This two-day event, hosted by Secretary Walsh, Deputy Secretary Julie Su and Acting Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Brent Parton, included training; conversations with department leaders; and a visit to Capitol Hill, where students had the opportunity to meet with 28 members of Congress.
Day one of the summit, students participated in an Interactive Q&A with Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and Deputy Secretary Julie Su, a networking lunch, and an educational tour of Capitol Hill. On day two, students attended an Employer Panel, discussing what employers are looking for; an alumni panel, discussing life after Job Corps; a panel discussion with Cabinet Secretaries, who discussed future career opportunities, and shared personal insights on their professional journeys; and a visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Center Directors also attended panels, covering challenges in achieving effective center operations; engaging Gen Z in life, learning and work; the Paradox of Change Leadership and the Power of Organizational Culture; and best practices and methods for positioning Job Corps as a first-stop destination for career-building opportunities, utilizing pre- and registered apprenticeships, and establishing and developing key partnerships.
Job Corps is the largest free residential education and job training program for young adults. Job Corps’ mission is to help young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through vocational and academic training aimed at gainful employment and career pathways.
Strategix Management LLC is an innovative management consulting firm located in Washington, DC. Our best-in-class project leaders are committed to improving the lives of American families and driving transformative programs forward. We deliver dynamic services and solutions to government agencies that help our clients create real-world change.
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Laredo Jobs Corps Center
On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, students from the Laredo Job Corps Center culinary arts program prepared and served a Thanksgiving feast for 200 Veterans from the community; giving our students the unique experience of showcasing the skills they have learned throughout our program, while giving back to the community.
Job Corps’ mission is to help young people ages 16 through 24 to improve the quality of their lives through vocational and academic training aimed at gainful employment and career pathways. Laredo Job Corps continues to provide skilled, certified, entry-level workers in construction, hospitality, advanced manufacturing (welding), security and protective services, and health care.
Students receive career planning, on-the-job training, driver’s education, English language learning, high school diploma or equivalency training, job placement, and practical support in transitioning to the workforce at no cost. Students are able to live on campus or commute to class and receive free meals, health services, recreation activities and counseling. Laredo Job Corps is currently enrolling new students who are looking to further their education and then go to work, the military, college, apprenticeships or advanced training.
As a prime contractor, Strategix partners with the U.S. Department of Labor to manage Job Corps Centers in Laredo, Texas; Joliet, Illinois; San Bernardino, California (Inland Empire) and Woodstock, Maryland (subcontract).
Strategix Management LLC, led by CEO, Jonathan Crawley, is an innovative management consulting firm located in Washington, DC. Our best-in-class project leaders are committed to improving the lives of American families and driving transformative programs forward. We deliver dynamic services and solutions to government agencies that help our clients create real-world change.
For additional information on how you can work with the Laredo Job Corps Center or enroll as a student, please visit: https://laredo.jobcorps.gov/
Inland Empire Job Corp Centers
July 1, 2022 (Washington, D.C.) – July 2022, Strategix Management LLC (Strategix) was awarded a five-year contract from the U.S. Department of Labor to assume operations and oversight of the Inland Empire Job Corps Center (JCC) in San Bernadino, CA. Strategix will ensure that center programs remain student-focused and aligned with local workforce needs through innovative technical training.
“We are very excited to partner with the Office of Job Corps to operate another center and to continue carrying out our corporate mission of Advancing American Families. Our innovative approach to fulfilling local workforce needs and creating trusted employer partnerships will ensure our deserving students have the critical skills, connections and access needed to build sustainable and successful careers,” says Jonathan Crawley, President and CEO of Strategix.
Since 1964, Job Corp Centers have educated and trained young people for successful careers in the nation’s fastest-growing industries. Students receive career planning, academic and career technical education and can earn their high school diploma or equivalent and an industry certification. Job Corps also provides work-based learning, employability and life skills training, job placement and practical support in transitioning to the workforce.
The Inland Empire Job Corps Center supplies skilled, certified, entry-level workers in carpentry, electrical, painting, plumbing, tile setting, office administration, clinical medical assistant, medical administrative assistant, culinary arts, certified nurse assistant, and exterior landscaping.
Strategix’s corporate team will provide frequent onsite and remote support to Inland staff in all operational areas including staff training, safety & security, academic and career technical programming, financial operations, business and community engagement, health & wellness operations and facility management.
At maximum capacity, the center located at 3173 Kerry Street, San Bernardino, CA will serve 340 students. Center Director, Ms. Suzanne Schaeffer, who has over 20 years of Job Corps management experience, will continue to lead the program.
Strategix continues enforcing strict COVID protocols to protect JCC students and staff.
Workforce Partnership Contact:
Manuel Colón-Pérez, Program Development Director
Strategix Management Brings Workforce-Centered Focus to Joliet and Laredo Job Corps Centers Operations
Strategix leverages its corporate expertise to innovate and transform high-impact government programs across multiple sectors including education, science, and business. In 2021, we assumed operations and oversight of the Laredo, Texas, and Joliet, Illinois, Job Corps Centers (JCCs). Strategix was awarded these contracts by the U.S. Department of Labor and ensures that both center’s programs are student-focused and aligned with local workforce needs through innovative technical training.
“We are thrilled to have been selected for oversight of the Laredo and Joliet JCCs. Both have a long-standing history of top-rated performance, meaningful community engagement, and trusted employer partnerships. These alliances are needed now, more than ever, and align with Strategix’s corporate mission of Advancing American Families,” says Denise Pinson, Vice President of Education and Training at Strategix.
Jonathan Crawley, Strategix’s President and CEO, notes that “As the economy continues to deal with an almost unprecedented labor shortage related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Job Corps training for students has become even more critical. Not only will advanced training help fill gaps in the market, but it sets students up for long-term success and a lifetime of higher wages. We understand our responsibility and are committed to aligning our program with the market and providing students with the tools needed to achieve success.”