I had a discussion the other day with a 24-year-old gentleman regarding his plans to attend Job Corps, of which I myself am an alumnus and former employee of the Atlanta center for a combined total of roughly a decade. I initially thought it a bit unusual, considering that the gentleman I spoke with looked significantly more mature than the average 16 to 24-year old Job Corps student. I reasoned, however, that he is actually the perfect age for a residential job training program.

He is presently employed as a security officer and has an apartment of his own; he is someone who has experienced life and understands the importance of educating oneself for more than a menial job that might require moonlighting to make ends meet without other household parties contributing income…

Residential job training programs could additionally reach other at-risk adults of any age by providing a foundation for them to learn job skills* that would guarantee great paying jobs without worries of having to pay bills for up to two years and without having to go to prison for either privilege (*noting that researching and selecting the right courses and/or major area of study is very important)…

Just think of the wonders that this would do for a substantial number of individuals who’d benefit from and welcome the opportunity for personal development.

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