Mr. Matteo has worked in the Job Corps program for 35 years in various capacities at both the center and corporate levels. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and a Master’s degree in Counselor Education from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. Mr. Matteo began his Job Corps career in 1984 as an academic instructor at the Keystone Job Corps Center in Drums, PA. Since then, he has held progressively responsible positions at the supervisory, managerial and director levels, including Manager of Academics and Social Development, Deputy Director of Programs, Director of Career Development Services, and Center Director. Mr. Matteo’s Job Corps corporate experience includes the positions of Manager of Education and Training, Director of Programs and Marketing, and Director of Job Corps Operations.
He has acquired a wealth of experience in the design, development and implementation of center training and career development services, the formulation and implementation of operational policies and procedures, financial management, program performance management, business development, marketing, and procurement.
Prior to joining API, Mr. Matteo has played a key role assisting the National Office of Job Corps as a project director and support contractor in program development, working on a number of major national initiatives and efforts. He served as Project Director for the National Office of Job Corps’ Student and Staff Training Support contract, a five-year, multi-million dollar project to support the development and implementation of a Standards-Based Education and Training System, a major, systemic transformation of the program’s pedagogy and delivery system. In this position, he managed and provided quality control for a team of high-level staff, consultants, and subcontractors spanning the areas of research and analysis; strategic planning; development of educational standards, curriculum, and assessments; and staff training and professional development.
Most recently, Mr. Matteo was selected to participate on the National Office of Job Corps Distance Learning Workgroup. The Workgroup was formed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to assist the National Office in the development and implementation of both short- and long- term plans and strategies to operationalize distance learning throughout the Job Corps program