Mayor Tours Job Corps
With the economy still down, directors of the Job Corps program in Gainesville say the number of applications are up.
Mayor Craig Lowe toured the job corps facility on Tuesday. About 350 students are enrolled in the career and technical programs, and every week about 13 new students are accepted as others graduate.
According to administrators, some trades have waiting lists of up to six months.
"The fact that there are a large number of applicants shows that there is a strong need for the program, it shows actually that the program should in fact expand. I will be advocating to our federal elected officials it should be expanded to the greatest degree possible," said Lowe.
The program offers instruction in 11 trades, from painting to homeland security.
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