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Replace Cleveland Job Corps With Something That Works: Editorial By The Plain Dealer Editorial Board

There have been many problems with the Cleveland Job Corps Center in Collinwood.

The Plain Dealer Editorial Board is suggesting something many of us have said for years:

“It (The Department of Labor) ought to strongly consider ditching the program and forming partnerships with local schools, community colleges and social service agencies. That’s probably true in places other than Cleveland, too. “

Alutiiq, the second Federal Contractor in the last few years was recently dismissed from managing the plagued Cleveland center.  Alutiiq, with its less than savory reputation was already a poor choice before they even stepped on center.  If one definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” why hasn’t someone woken up to the fact that Job Corps, as it exists now isn’t working?

Pleasae read the editorial here:


Filed under: Alutiiq, Cleveland Job Corps, Contractors, Department of Labor, Job Corps, , , , , , ,

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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What’s On this Website?

Make sure to click on the individual categories listed on this page... *Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Audit Reports showing number manipulation, fraudulent statistics and false inflation of numbers of graduated students... *Legislative and Congressional Reports detailing testimonies from Senators and Congressmen that Job Corps is inneffective... *Newspaper articles and books about Job Corps


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