LBJ Job Corps preps for 50th anniversary events

job corps logoThis week marks the 50th Anniversary of the Job Corps and some special events have been planned at the Lyndon B. Johnson Job Corps Center in Franklin to celebrate.

Arthur Phalo, Director of the LBJ Job Corp Center, explains the staff and students have planned a week of special activities and are inviting the public to participate.

“We’re really looking for past employees to come out on August 19. We are planting a dedication tree to all past employees. On August 22, we would like the public to come out again for some dedication trees to the community, for all their assistance, and a dedication to past center directors Leo Elliot and Ed Washington.”

Job Corps, which is funded by Congress, is a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through vocational and academic training.

For additional details on this week’s 50th anniversary events, contact the LBJ Job Corps at 524-4446.