Job Training for At-Risk Youth Gets Boost After Pandemic Woes

Oct. 15, 2021, 5:37 PM

The U.S. Department of Labor is taking steps to return its vocational training program for at-risk youth to pre-pandemic status, following steep challenges to ensure participants were engaged remotely.

Department-administered Job Corps centers will resume enrolling new students for in-person instruction across the country, the DOL announced Friday. The residential career training campuses, which serve thousands of disadvantaged youths between the ages of 16 and 24, previously restricted enrollment for in-person instruction. That came after the vast majority of students were sent home from the live-in centers at the onset of the pandemic in March 2020.

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