Alaska Job Corps Accounting Services students practice precision and responsibility in their book and trade training. But they also practiced these exact same skills in a Public Service event, in conjunction with the United Way of Mat Su. 1027 backpacks were filled with school supplies for needy school age children. Each backpack was identified with specific needs and tools for the recipients. And the Job Corps students valued accuracy in their effort.
The Accounting students felt a strong sense of accomplishment and learned about the joy of giving back to others, says Accounting Instructor Edna DeVries. This is an important part of Job Corps training and preparation for a career. Networking with other businesses and employers (at a public service event) is a tried and true way of authentic outreach.
The Alaska Job Corps is operated by Chugach Government Solutions as part of their educational effort to provide training, success and safety to young adults in the National Job Corps Progam. #careersbeginhere