Job Corps Fraud Blog

Nationwide mismanagement of Job Corps calls for action!

Cleveland, Detroit, Laredo, New Haven, Schenk, Flatwoods amd Blackwell Job Corps Centers

2008 April to September OIG Report to Congress

“At the Schenck, Flatwoods, and Blackwell Centers operated by the Forest Service, student achievement and onboard strength were overstated and none of the three centers could ensure that reported student attendance was reliable.”

“Unsafe conditions [at the New Haven Job Corps Center] included water damaged and collapsing ceiling tiles, mold on student dormitory walls, and missing or inoperable emergency exit signs.”


“We found that reported performance information at both the Laredo and New Haven Centers was inaccurate. specifically, at Laredo on-board strength was overstated; student attendance  and leave were not documented as required; and students were not separated due to unrecorded absences as required.”


“At the New Haven Center, we found that management reported that students with incomplete Training Achievement Records had completed vocational training.  We found that incomplete onsite monitoring at both centers contributed to the inaccurate performance data both reported.” 










Please note that “inaccurate performance data” results in data sent the DOL which erroneously reflects that more students graduated the program than had actually done so.  The higher the number of students “successful completions”, the more money and bonuses the center’s contractors receive.  You will see this familiar pattern repeated over and over again in OIG Reports.


Filed under: Blackwell, Cleveland Job Corps, Detroit, Flatwoods, Job Corps Centers, Laredo, New Haven, Schenk, , , , , ,

4 Responses - Comments are closed.

  1. PiterJankovich says:

    My name is Piter Jankovich. oOnly want to tell, that your blog is really cool
    And want to ask you: is this blog your hobby?
    P.S. Sorry for my bad english


    • Hi Peter,

      Thanks for the compliment. Actually the blog is a public service to people all over the USA. You might call it a “hobby” in that it is something I do in my spare time that I enjoy tremendously. Helping to expose the corruption I experienced while working at two Job Corps Centers is also helping me by meeting people all over the USA who also have important stories to tell about the true conditions for the students and the staff at their Job Corps Centers.

      Please come back!


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