Wednesday morning of February 2, 2011, two Potomac Job Corps students, the Center Director, and the Business Community Liaison met with Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton at her office on Capitol Hill. Congresswoman Norton, a long time supporter of the Job Corps Program, reiterated the importance of having reliable, diverse and affluent residential and educational programs like Job Corps available to young adults across the nation.
“We need to provide as much support as necessary to our young generation”, Congresswoman Norton said, “and Job Corps is one of the most successful programs our nation has to offer”.
During the congressional visit, Curtis Dukes and Corry Fisher, students of the Potomac Job Corps Center, shared their personal stories, their goals and desires with Congresswoman Norton. The students started by thanking her for her continuous support of the Job Corps Program, they were a clear testament of Job Corps success- young and ambitious, ready to graduate the Job Corps Program and start their journey of success in a professional career.