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Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the US Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through vocational and academic training. Funded by Congress, Job Corps h... more.
National Director of Job Corps , Grace Kilbane participated with the Treasure Island Job Corps Center Student Government Association in the planting of a Bay Laurel tree by the Welcome Gate.During her visit to Treasure Island Job Corps Center the National Director of Job Corps, Grace Kilbane, participated with the Student Government Association in the planting of a Bay Laurel tree by the Welcome Gate.The tree will stand as a symbol of protection and guidance for all trainees entering into the Job Corps program. Grace Kilbane, the National Director of Job Corps, was on site at the Treasure Island Job Corps Center.As part of the visit, Ms. Kilbane and the Student Government Association planted a Bay Laurel tree by the Welcome Gate. "I was very impressed with the level of concern Ms. Kilbane showed when she visited my accounting class."I'm glad Ms. Kilbane came to visit our class.
Speakers include: the nationally-renowned inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen; Mark Huddleston, President of the University of New Hampshire; Fred Kocher, Chairman of the New Hampshire High Tech Council; Grace Kilbane, Regional Administrator of the Employment and Training Administration, US Department of Labor and former national director of Job Corps; Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta; and New Hampshire Governor John Lynch.
Grace Kilbane was tapped to be the new national director of Job Corps in late April by the U.S. Department of Labor's assistant secretary for employment and training, Emily Stover DeRocco.Kilbane is not a newcomer to the Labor Department.She was previously administrator for the Office of Workforce Investment, which houses the One-Stop Career Centers program.Contact: (866) 467-2365, www.doleta.gov.Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) may have to spin and dodge to survive in the cutthroat world of politics, but when it comes to family matters, she is quicker to acquiesce.After telling an audience at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event in May that young people today "think work is a four-letter word," she received a pointed call from her daughter, Chelsea.
Others Present: Grace Kilbane, NE Regional Director for USDOL; Steve Barba; Bobby Stephen; Dennis Delay; Martha Dickey; Jackie Heuser; Cynthia Hunzelman, Cindy Naiditch; Michael Power; Cathy Yeager Kilbane was National Director of Job Corps and was an enormous help to New Hampshires Job Corps Center efforts as a proposal was prepared.USDOL has been involved in debate about the direction of Job Corps and its configuration was changed.A supplemental appropriations bill contained language to try to remedy some lack of agreement allowing moving forward and Job Corps expansion. Director Kilbane expressed her appreciation at the opportunity to visit and see some familiar faces she has encountered over the years in other capacities.She noted that the agenda laid out today at the meeting is consistent with the overall direction that Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the USDOL are taking, which is being certain that workforce investment programs are economic intermediaries, and touched on the WIRED initiative as an example. Gary Matteson asked Kilbane if, when talking about coordinating workforce development and economic development, the vision included larger companies rather than those more common to New Hampshire, i.e., small-employers / entrepreneurs.Director Kilbane also noted that there are budgetary concerns in light of the federal deficit, the War, unresolved Katrina issues, and the unsettled federal '07 budget.She expressed being impressed with the progress New Hampshire made with their Job Corps proposal. Kilbane indicated that ETA has a role in the permanent employment immigration process as well as some temporary workers.The immigration debate is ongoing. Anagnost thanked Grace Kilbane for attending the meeting and for addressing members.
Grace Kilbane, the National Director of Job Corps, will be speaking on Tuesday, July 11, from 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.