Fred G. Acosta Job Corps Center

Outstanding Community Partner

November 4th, 2021

Richard Fimbers, active member of the Fred G. Acosta CRC and Chairperson of the center’s Stand Up For Safety Council, was inducted into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame on October 16, 2021. Mr. Fimbres was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1954, he served as a military policeman, patrol and narcotics dog handler and field [...]

Fred G. Acosta Green Committee

November 4th, 2021

Green Committee transformed an outdated and in need of attention garden into a picturesque space for relax seating, flowers, water fountain, raised veggie bed, and an outstanding all weather ground cover. Stepping squares were placed to over the decorative gravel. Lush looking plants have been added and others trimmed to look outstanding. All toll 15 [...]

New Student Ditty Bag

October 4th, 2021

New Job Corps students at Fred G. Acosta Job Corps Center who have completed the first 8 weeks in distance learning report to campus.  Upon arriving on campus the usual COVID steps are completed and they are given a Ditty Bag.  Each gag contains an array of items from person snacks to hygiene and some [...]

Alumni not only become successful in starting and sustaining a career they are also good candidates for Instructors. Gustavo Swanquist was a successful student and collision repair technician for seven years. He applied to become our Collision Repair Instructor and was hired. He is doing excellent and the program is progressing to a higher level. [...]

Care and Support Bags

October 9th, 2020

Fred G. Acosta Team provided Care and Support bags for 160 students. No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” – H.E. Luccock. The bags contained items such as – educational items, food and personal hygiene products. The team distributed bags to 160 students residing in the Tucson metro [...]

Center Committee Expo

March 29th, 2018

On March 19, 2018, SGA at Fred G. Acosta Job Corps Center hosted a Committee Expo for students to become familiar with each Committee.  Students were excited and engaged in conversation with each Committee collecting information, asking questions and signing-up.  We highly recommend all Center SGAs host similar Expos to fully inform all students and to [...]

Men of Action Leadership Conference

Pomp and Curcumstance was definitely a high note at Fred G. Acosta on Friday, March 10, 2017. Family, Friends, Staff, Teachers, and everyone associated with the Center filled the Center to cheer and congratulate students who completed one of 10 programs. Keynote speaker, Richard Fimbres, Tucson City Councilman, gave a pointed address that focused on achievement and the next step that leads to yet another step. Education and trianing does not end here it continues throughout life based on changes and innovations. Teaming with co-workers, friends and family members is what life is all about. This an exciting day, enjoy and celebrate, however when you reach a pause and tomorrow beigns you start another step into your future. Richard commented after the ceremony that this Center is a show case and it is a golden opportunity for youth. He could see why this is a true tresure for our community and workforce development.

 Wow, students working on Tucson Habitat for Humanity homes, four houses in 8 days, these students are making tremendous progress.

Fred G. Acosta HBI program students are working with volunteers to build 8 hours in 8 days starting on Thursday, October 20, 2016.  The projects are the Habitat for Humanity Tucson Blitz Day, building 8 houses in 8 days.  Students are in the the following programs:  Building Contruction Technology (BCT), Electrical Wiring (EW), Plumbing (PL ), Heating Ventillation Air [...]