St. Paul to celebrate 50th anniversary of Job Corps with alumni visits

  • by: Jean Hopfensperger
  • Updated: August 18, 2014 - 7:40 PM

In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson approved a network of Job Corps training centers as part of the War on Poverty. Unlike most training programs, they were free, residential programs for young adults. Fifty years later, St. Paul and cities across the nation are marking the milestone anniversary with visits from alumni and dignitaries, who believe the job training model is as effective today as it was when created.

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