The Muhlenberg Job Corps won the coveted National Job Corps Association’s Twelve Star Award for the eighth straight year. The award is given annually at the NJCA Policy Forum in Washington, DC. The winners are judged on three categories: involvement with their communities on projects that benefit the community as a whole; media involvement (keeping local communities informed of what is going on at their Job Corps centes and involvement with their Washington, DC congressional delegations.
Seventy-eight Job Corps centers won the award out of one hundred twenty-four that were eligible to win. While in DC to receive the award, the Muhlenberg Job Corps staff visited with representatives from Congressman Ed Whitfield’s office, Senator Mitch McConnell’s office and Senator Rand Paul’ office. The Job Corps program provides academic and career technical training to 60,000 disadvantaged sixteen to twenty-four year olds each year.