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Nationwide mismanagement of Job Corps calls for action!

Audit Reports of Job Corps from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG)

The following link will take you to the Office of the Attorney General’s (OIG) website.  You will find audit reports where Job Corps Centers and Job Corps Contractors did not follow required policy procedures in the areas of awarding sub contracts to vendors. And, where numbers and statistics where overstated in order to bring the center higher in overall rankings. The very first one speaks of questionable “overstatement” of costs by MTC Corporation (Management and Training Corporation) of over one million dollars.  Take note, MTC is a name you will hear often in the audit reports for their continuing practice of “overstating” costs and erroneous records reflecting “overstated” outcomes on their reports. OIG says “this is a continuing problem.” Read the reports… Read the rest of this entry »

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Filed under: Adams and Associates, Contractors, Department of Labor, DOL, Fraud, Improper billing, Job Corps, Job Corps Centers, Management and Training Corporation, number manipulation, OIG Reports, Performance, Shriver Job Corps Center, , , , , , , , ,

Reader’s Comments from August 14, 2010

-from Stuart to Z

The New York Times recently printed an article about “inexperienced companies” taking advantage of school reform funds. Didn’t take long for Adams (Adams and Associates) to get in line to pig out at this trough.

Wait and see how long it will take MTC (Management and Training Corporation) to find a charter to run. MTC already runs many prisons in, guess where. TEXAS. No surprise there.

With a Secretary of Education like Arne Duncan, don’t expect a decent education system in this country. He and Adams and Associates are too busy dumbing down education and training and the students who “graduate”. Pathetic waste of tax payer money. Our Secretary of Labor is no better.

Mr. Z, if you’re from Little Rock, please write a Letter to the Editor of the paper, so the public can become aware of the truth – or let them know about this website.

Filed under: Adams and Associates, Contractors, Job Corps, Reader's Comments, , , , , ,

Management and Training Corporation and Sexual Discrimination (2006)

Michelle Davis was an instructor at the Charleston West Virginia Job Corps managed by Management and Training Corporation (MTC).  She and her husband, Mervin filed a lawsuit against MTC alleging sexual harassment, discrimination and creating a hostile work environment.

Mak sure to read about this lawsuit here:

Filed under: Charleston Job Corps Center, Contractors, Job Corps, Job Corps Centers, Lawsuits, Management and Training Corporation, Newspaper Reports, , , , , , ,

Chicopee Residents Complain Aboout Westover Job Corps Center (2009)

Read the story from Mass Live.com here:

In response to Chicopee resident complaints Mayor Michael D. Bissonette requested the center impose an 8:00 PM curfew.

Some of the complaints about the students are:

“Reports by residents of vandalism and harassment in the Fairview neighborhood by some Job Corps students were aired earlier this week at a neighborhood meeting.”

“We can’t have them being out at all hours disrupting the neighborhood and causing vandalism in the park,”

“They’re (the Chicopee residents) being intimidated and harassed and sometimes threatened,”

“There have been reports of car break-ins in the neighborhoods. Broken bottles, graffiti, and drug paraphernalia have been found at Preston Park, located on Access Road off James Street. Residents have complained of being harassed by Job Corps students there.”

Westover Job Corps Center is managed by Management and Training Corporation

Filed under: Contractors, Job Corps, Job Corps Centers, Management and Training Corporation, Newspaper Reports, Westover Job Corps Center, , , , ,

Management and Training Corporation and its Prison Cash Cow

Management and Training Corporation (MTC) really knows how to squeeze a buck and stretch a dollar on the backs of human misery.  Read about this Job Corps corporate conglomerate “Pig at the Trough” and how it runs its fee for service prisons.  While reading, remember, it operates the following Job Corps Centers where it’s supposed to provide a quality education to students and provide at least a decent wage to its employees:

Westover, Delaware Valley, Keystone, Philadelphia, Wilmington, Brunswick, Atlanta, Charleston, Cincinnati, Dayton, Earle C. Clements, Paul Simon Chicago, Denison, Flint Hills, Gary, Clearfield, Inland Empire, Sierra Nevada, Springdale Tongue Point, Cascades, Hawaii, Red Rock

Read MTC’s shameful prison history here:

Filed under: Atlanta Job Corps, Cascades Job Corps, Charleston Job Corps Center, Cincinnati Job Corps Center, Clearfield Utah Job Corps Center, Contractors, Dayton Job Corps, Deleware Valley Job corps, Dennison Job Corps, Earle C. Clements Job Corps, Employees, Flint Hills Job Corps, Gary Job Corps Center, Hawaii Job Corps, Inland Empire Job corps, Job Corps, Job Corps Centers, Keystone Job Corps Center, Management and Training Corporation, Maui Job Corps, Paul Simon Chicago Job corps, Philadelphia Job Corps, Pigs at the Trough... by Arianna Huffington, Red Rock Job Corps, Tulsa Job Corps Center, Westover Job Corps Center, Wilmington Job Corps Center, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Management and Training Corporation, AGAIN, AGAIN, AGAIN, AGAIN…

Excerpts from the West Virginia Record:

Four people file discrimination suits against Jobs Corps Center
6/21/2010 10:32 AM By Kyla Asbury  -Kanawha Bureau

CHARLESTON — Four people have filed separate lawsuits against Management & Training Corp., claiming they were wrongfully terminated because of age, race, gender and/or physical handicap.

James Parker filed his age, racial and physical handicap complaint May 14 in Kanawha Circuit Court. Beverly Williams, the director of the Charleston Jobs Corps Center, was also named as a defendant in the suit.

Parker claims his employment was terminated because of his handicap, race and age. The work environment was hostile toward Parker to the extent that his ability to perform his duties was adversely affected, according to the suit.

Parker is seeking damages for loss of income and physical and emotional distress. His case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Charles King.

Read the rest of the story here:

Filed under: Charleston Job Corps Center, Contractors, Job Corps, Job Corps Centers, Lawsuits, Management and Training Corporation, Newspaper Reports, , , , , , , , , ,

Strange Bedfellows: Blackwater, Job Corps and the US Government

Read the article from CBS News Investigates:

As reader’s may remember, Blackwater Worldwide was a private security firm under contract to the US to provide security services in Iraq.  This illustrious firm opened fire and killed unarmed non-combatant Iraqi citizens and was subsequently prosecuted by the Justice Department.  The case was dismissed due to a technicality.

This terrible blotch on their performance record does not affect their ability to work for the government. Instead, we the taxpayers have hired them again to provide security services in Afghanistan.  (And, while Federal prosecutors are engaged in an active appeal against the dismissal of the case.)

“Private security firm U.S. Training Center, a business unit of the Moyock, N.C.-based Blackwater, now called Xe Services, was awarded the contract Friday, a State Department spokeswoman said Friday night.”  (From CBS News Investigates)

All of us; students and staff from Job Corps centers throughout the US keep wondering why corporations like Education and Training Resources (ETR), Adams and Associates and Management and Training Corporation (MTC) are still awarded contracts even when their past history proves repeated wrongdoing and fraud.  Really simple. It boils down to who provides the most services at the cheapest price.   Using a numbers based method of  performance accounting does not require quality, integrity and fairness. No. These values are not part of a dollar-based equation… it is assumed if you reach the goals, you must have used quality methods to obtain them.  But, we all know how numbers are subject to manipulation and the media is open to propoganda.

What next? Will Blackwater start to bid on Job Corps contracts?  We already have our own Blackwaters in Job Corps, only the names of the corporations are different.

Filed under: Adams and Associates, Education and Training Resources (ETR), Fraud, Job Corps, Newspaper Reports, number manipulation, Performance, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Chicopee Residents Complain About Westover Job Corps (2009)

“Complaints from Chicopee residents prompt Westover Job Corps Center to impose earlier curfew for students…”

Read the article here from MassLive.com:

“…there have been reports of car break-ins in the neighborhoods. Broken bottles, graffiti, and drug paraphernalia have been found at Preston Park, located on Access Road off James Street. Residents have complained of being harassed by Job Corps students there.”

“…the police have responded to 55 calls at the center in the past year. This does not include calls in the community involving Job Corps students.”

Westover Job Corps Center is operated by Management and Training Corporation

Filed under: complaints, crime, Job Corps, Job Corps Centers, Management and Training Corporation, Newspaper Reports, Westover Job Corps Center, , , , ,

Reader’s Comments: Clearfield Utah Job Corps and Knoxville Job Corps

-VS Regarding Utah Clearfield Job Corps…

“There are many forms of corruption and injustices that happen at Utah Clearfield Job Corps while the management continues milking the Federal Government at the expense of youth. Many crimes: rapes, assault, theft ( including theft by staff blamed on students), misappropriation of youth funds and punishment or threat to punish youth for reporting crime on the centre to outside authorities are on the cleanest pages of Utah Clearfield Job Corps.

The youth centre I am talking about is west of I-15 North on Antelope Drive.

I recall human resources calling me into the office because they were worried that I was going to write about ” something that might violate centre policy”.

When I came to the facility, a girl had just been raped. This was not in the news. While I was there, a girl was raped. This was not in the news. While I was there a girl was sexually abused/harassed, had reported to management. When I asked them about the issue, they said it was being handled. The girl was still looking for help when I left.

A colleague was almost beaten to death. I came to work and saw his face with dark black bruises. He was playing with his front teeth that had been knocked out in an attack by a student. The same student who had threatened me and promised that he would get with his buddies to ” remove me from the centre”. The same student now almost killed a staff member and a war veteran. This story was not in the news.

A colleague shared stories about his sexual activities in front of youth. One of the students said to him once, ” ….she is listening”, alerting the staff caller who was intimate with his lover back East. I reported to the management. It did not matter.

Ultimately, the same staff got angry with me in the office, pointing his finger a few inches into my face. I ran out of the office and that was my exit from job corps. I can handle this. But the management knows very well that the students from whom they get numbers for pay by the US Federal Government have very little to say.

Many times I told the students that their own constitution allows them to report rape to police or to anyone as they chose, but many were afraid they would be ” termed”.” Clearfield Utah Job Corps Center is operated by Management and Training Resources

-DA Regarding Knoxville Job Corps Center…

“I attended the Knoxville Job Corps Center from 91 to 94. I was lied to by my recruiter who told me that I would qualify for the Transportation Communication Union program, so I applied myself to the fullest. One year later, I was informed by the representatives from TCU that I was ineligible because I was on probation. After presenting these facts to both my probation officer and recruiter, I was blamed for their oversight. I witnessed horrible crimes and behavior in this place, many of which went unnoticed by the staff.”

Filed under: Clearfield Utah Job Corps Center, crime, Job Corps, Job Corps Centers, Management and Training Corporation, Reader's Comments, , , , , , , ,

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