Sullivan County Vocational School Returns to In-Person Teaching | Education


Sullivan County, Pennsylvania – Vocational and vocational schools faced many operational challenges during the pandemic. A Sullivan County training school, Red Rock Job Corps, recently reopened for in-person instruction, according to a US Department of Labor announcement.

Founded in 1964, Job Corps is the largest vocational training and education program in the country. It provides students aged 16-24 with professional training and academic experiences to increase opportunities for gainful employment and career paths. Primarily a residential program in urban and rural areas, Job Corps centers include dormitories and a campus environment similar to small colleges.

In the midst of the pandemic, Job Corps centers were operating with limited staff due to the residential aspects of the program. With new security measures in place, the decision to reopen enrollment in Job Corps lifts remaining restrictions on enrollment and restores the program to admission standards before the pandemic.

“Over the past year, we have faced and overcome extraordinary challenges in enabling Job Corps students to continue their education,” said Roy Dalton, director of the Red Rock Job Corps Center. “The downtown learning and supports provided by the Red Rock Job Corps Center will help students take greater advantage of training and educational opportunities as we prepare them for successful careers. “

The Red Rock Job Corps Center offers free training and education programs in the areas of collision repair and refinishing, maintenance and light repairs, carpentry, electrical, plumbing and office administration.

Registration at this center is limited to residents of Pennsylvania only.

For more information, visit the Red Rock Job Corps Center website at jobcorps.gov/center/red-rock-job-corps-center or the Keystone Center at keystone.jobcorps.gov.

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