MTC Job Corps Leadership: Helping the Next Generation

Job Corps is the country’s largest job training and education program, free to low-income 16- to 24-year-olds. For today’s story, we hear from Job Corps leadership about why they enjoy working in a program that helps thousands of students nationwide.

Dr. Shauntee Byron, Center Director, Brooklyn Job Corps, loves to see youth make lasting positive changes. “Job Corps staff help to make a difference in the lives of the students we serve.”

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David Baker, Center Director at the Westover Job Corps Center, appreciates seeing so many student dreams become realities.

“I love working at Job Corps. I’ve loved working at Job Corps since I got here 17 years ago. These are the people I want to work with; the staff is amazing, the students are amazing, and the work we do is amazing. Every day I’m so grateful to be able to do this job. I love this job.”

Mel Gains, Former MTC Center Director, receives inspiration from enrollee success. “We have staff that are highly motivated to work with our students. Receiving them where they are in life, and helping them become successful citizens.”

Renee Wolf, Center Director at the Atterbury Job Corps Center, indicated that center employees could make a significant difference.

“Great staff at our center makes all the difference in the success of our students at our center.”

Kristen Benson, Center Director at the Wind River Job Corps Center, believes in student mentorship.

“Recognizing our staff is important because they are our front-line folks to our students. And many of the staff would probably prefer recognition than anything else.”

Rocky Flanary, Center Director, Sierra Nevada Job Corps, sees the value in telling students you are there to support them. “We must show our staff that we care. If they feel that we care, they’re going to express that same care to their students.”

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Marshall Norman, Site Director, Maui Job Corps, loves his work.

“It’s a good job, with lots of opportunities to advance and to help students, all at the same time.”