Updated: Oct 4
October 1, 2021
Hello API Job Corps Centers:
Last week’s 2021 National Job Corps Association Leadership Summit was a tremendous success. There was a fantastic roster of speakers and great attendees! Students were present to provide their perspective and insight as our customers. API’s CEO Jenny Wild, President Jen Hansen, COO Bill Matteo, and VP of Job Corps Operations Lyn Dockter-Pinnick, all attended in-person. Our CDs, Ms. Rackley, Mr. Baker, and Ms. Benson, and our CFO, Kathleen Mikitko, and Quality Assurance Analyst, Jon McLemore, were virtual attendees.
We were so grateful to come together safely and discuss the future of the Job Corps program and our students, staff, and campuses. The remarks from Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh were the highlight of the event. The Job Corps Program is incredibly fortunate to have such a huge advocate. I have included a recording of the Secretary’s remarks in the link below.
Secretary Walsh’s Speech, 2021 NJCA Leadership Summit – https://youtu.be/GXdz01IyF4c
Please take the time to view this. I hope you know that Job Corps is changing and Job Corps 2.0 may not look like or feel like the Job Corps of the past. It is my hope that we will be more responsive to students and staff needs, lets prescriptive, and more flexible all around.
Stay tuned. More to come. Dr. Wild