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Job Corps solicitation to provide online diploma services

Let the bidding wars begin… who will be the contractor providing these high school diplomas? Will this be a numbers-based performance contract?

Read the details here:

“GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: The US Forest Service (USFS) is seeking an Academic Institution to provide online (full) high school diploma programs for approximately 216 students dispersed among the following 13 Job Corps Centers”:

1. Angell Job Corps Center, OREGON (40 students)
2. Blackwell Job Corps Center, WISCONSIN (5 students)
3. Cass Job Corps Center, ARKANSAS (8 students)
4. Centennial Job Corps Center, IDAHO (5 students)
5. Fort Simcoe Job Corps Center, WASHINGTON (2 students)
6. Golconda Job Corps Center, ILLINOIS (30 students)
7. Harpers Ferry Job Corps Center, WEST VIRGINIA (35 students)
8. Jacobs Creek Job Corps Center, TENNESSEE (5 students)
9. Lyndon B. Johnson Job Corps Center, NORTH CAROLINA (5 students)
10. Oconaluftee Job Corps Center, NORTH CAROLINA (5 students)
11. Ouachita Job Corps Center, ARKANSAS (6 students)
12. Schenck Job Corps Center, NORTH CAROLINA (50 students)
13. Wolf Creek Job Corps Center, OREGON (20 students
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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, , , , , ,

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