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Oct 18, 2015 12:15 PM

Officials to celebrate grand opening of NH Job Corps Center in Manchester


MANCHESTER - Monday marks the grand opening of New Hampshire's first-ever Job Corps Center.

Federal, state and local officials will be on hand to mark the occasion, including the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Christopher P. Lu.

Job Corps is a federal program that helps young people ages 16-24 earn their high school diploma or GED, train for in-demand careers and find meaningful jobs. Most states have a Jobs Corps Center, and New Hampshire was one of the few that did not until now.

The new center in Manchester will offer training in advanced manufacturing, electrical, nursing, clinical medical assistant, facilities maintenance, hotel and lodging, culinary arts, and security and protective services. It will also offer community college partnerships in other training areas.

Notables expected to attend tomorrow include U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, Gov. Maggie Hassan, U.S. Rep. Ann Kuster, U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta and Mayor Ted Gatsas.


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