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Job Corps Manipulation of the Media

The longer I write this blog the easier it becomes for me to see what is going on with Job Corps and its “image.”  Many of the Job Corps contractors have figured out the areas where their center’s numbers can be manipulated to reflect a better performance than it actually is.  All, apparently have also learned the value of submitting press releases for every “good deed” their center performs… no matter how small.

I have a Google Alert set up for “Job Corps” and on a daily basis I receive three to five “alerts” showing smiling Job Corps students all over the US  at work in a community garden or painting a police barracks somewhere. (What other school or college that you know of spends so much time in a concerted effort to ensure there is so much “good press” in the newspapers?) Worcester, MA, is an area with nine colleges and one rarely sees a front page article pronouncing that  their students are attending a job fair, or students areplanning a trip to Washington.  Apparently these colleges can stand on their reputation alone without any fanfare or paid publicity directors.

With Job Corps however,  I notice the complete absence of any news follow-up on complaints that were investigated or a correction of any mis-deeds performed. Some negative news articles about Job Corps have actually been removed when a “specific search” is performed. It appears that once again,  Job Corps is  manipulating something, but this time it’s not numbers, it’s the media, in order to project an image that the Centers are performing much better what that is actually happening.  All we have to do is read between the lines.

From Google, today’s Job Corps Alerts:

“Job Corps students show off pavement for Earth Week…”

“Job Corps student makes official memento for G20 Labor official…”

“Local employers look for teen talent at Job Fair…”

“Rota brother are accepted into Hawaii Job Corps…”

“Local youth invited to this evening’s green job information session...”

How about this for news? I can’t find any follow up information on this article from 1992… Where is it?

“Job Corps complaints are probed”

6 students were expelled, 2 resigned and 43 took voluntary administrative leave after they brought their Job Corps complaints to US Representative Paul Henry about Grand Rapids Job Corps Center.  The DOL is investigating to see if the dismissals were connected to the students speaking out.  Now, that’s news… where’s the rest?

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1988&dat=19920722&id=xV0iAAAAIBAJ&sjid=zqkFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1198,2017075

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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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