Local School Principal Helps Prepare South Bronx Job Corps Students for Success
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Amid the hustle and bustle of New York City, Kinsley Jabouin walks on the campus of the South Bronx Job Corps Center getting to know one of the students better.
“I think Job Corps is a wonderful opportunity for young adults who explore different career options,” says Kinsley.
He understands the importance of a good education. He’s the principal of the St. Nicholas of Tolentine School in Bronx, New York. He says Job Corps is vital to our society.
“I think that it’s tax dollars well spent. You can’t put a price tag on providing opportunities for youth.”
Kinsley provides internships to South Bronx students in the office administration program.
“These are career opportunities that are ripe for advancement and allow the participants to achieve high-paying jobs.”
Not only does his school partner with Job Corps, but he knows many local employers, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations who work with the South Bronx Job Corps Center.
“They use them in the offices as internships, and some of them have been hired on for full-time positions as well. Everyone that I know that has had the experience of working with that trade, they rave about quality and competency of those participants.”