Job Corps: Training and Experience for Life

Not only does Job Corps prepare young people to succeed in today’s workforce, it also gives them opportunities to give back to the community. These service opportunities enhance students’ experience in the program and prepare them to be a valuable asset in their future communities.

Students at the Clearfield Job Corps Center in Utah recently made a difference at a local rehabilitation facility.

Over the past month, Clearfield students have provided dozens of hours of community service at the Heritage Park Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Roy, Utah. Heritage Park provides assisted living, dementia and Alzheimer’s care, and medical rehabilitative services.

Students and staff, along with a group of interns from the MTC corporate office, beautified several large outdoor areas by planting 1,500 flowers, planting shrubs, and doing other landscaping work.

Many residents of Heritage Park are wheelchair-bound, and projects like these help them enjoy nature and the outdoors in a peaceful, safe and controlled setting.

Don Peterson of Heritage Park expressed his deep gratitude for the center’s service.

“I wanted to tell you how much we appreciated the service you and your students gave at our facility, helping us to catch up on spring cleanup and planting flowers and bushes. It was truly a benefit to me and our staff and allowed us to concentrate our resources on our residents’ needs. It also helped improve the beauty of our grounds for the benefit of our residents. Thank you so much, please let everyone that assisted us know we are grateful and enjoy seeing the flowers blooming in the yard.”

Clearfield Job Corps didn’t stop there. They also partnered with the city’s parks and recreation department to lay down sod at Island View Park, which happens to be across the street from the rehabilitation center.