Congressman Leonard Lance visits Edison Job Corps Academy
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Congressman Leonard Lance visits Edison Job Corps Academy

On September 13, 2010, Congressman Leonard Lance accompanied by his Field Coordinator, Ron Holden visited today Edison Job Corps Academy and met with the students. This was a second visit to the academy by Congressman Lance, who also interned two Office Administration students back in February of this year as part of the National Groundhog Job Shadowing Day.  Students were able to ask questions pertaining to the energy independency, immigration laws, healthcare reform, job market, small business and ways to make higher education more affordable. Congressman Lance talked about his work in the U.S. Congress and his outreach to his constituents through survey, town hall calls, meetings and news conferences. He spoke about the importance of addressing the global warming and  creating new jobs by providing incentives for the small business owners to address the 9.7% unemployment rate in New Jersey, which currently surpasses national unemployment rate by 1%. Students were pleased to have an opportunity to talk about the benefits of the job corps program which is a residential, academic and career training program for young adults ages 16-24. They were honored to meet with a member of Congress who was interested to hear their concerns, opinions and future goals. Meeting ended with a scrumptious lunch prepared by the Culinary Arts students, who as this year’s winners of the Iron Chef Job Corps Competition had an opportunity to showcase their skills. Lunch consisted on pork marsala, chicken frances, risotto, steamed vegetables and a delicious cupcakes for desert.

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