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Nationwide mismanagement of Job Corps calls for action!

Congress Spends Billions on Ineffective Job Training Programs

The following are excerpts from a Policy Analysis report from the Heritage Foundation (2002)

Read the full report here:


• The estimated average increase in weekly incomes of Job Corps participants was never more than $25.20.

• The Job Corps did not increase the incomes of 18 and 19-year-olds, who represent 32 percent of the population served by the program.

• The Job Corps did not increase the incomes of Hispanics, who represent 18 percent of all youths served by the program.

• The wages of participants increased by only $0.24 per hour and then dropped to $0.22 per hour.

• During the course of the study, the average time participants spent working each week never rose above 28.1 hours. Participants never averaged working more than two hours per week more than the control group.

• Despite costing the taxpayer $16,500 per participant over an average of eight months, the program failed to move a significant number of participants into full-time employment




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Despite receiving a score of 28%  in the area of Program Results and Accountability,  “Expect More’s”  assessment for Job Corps is “adequate.”

I’m disappointed, I expected more from “Expect More.”    Tell me,  for those of us who work(ed) at Job Corps, do you think the statistics used for successful completers and numeracy gains are accurate?  (scroll down the report to read the “successful numbers”). I’d be interested in your responses!

Read the Report here!

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