Gary Job Corps Center

Gary Job Corps gets Gold Star Award The Gary Job Corps Center was recognized by the National Job Corps Association as the highest Gold Star Recipient of the 125 Job Corps Centers in the United States and Puerto Rico.  The Gold Star Award symbolizes the involvement in the Community through community service and keeping the [...]

Gary Job Corps In-Service Training Gary Job Corps students in the Overhead Linesman vocation are currently replacing power poles throughout the 800 acre campus.  The Advanced Overhead Linesman Trade which is currently offered at the Gary Job Corps Center is now in its 4th. Class. This new trade has become a hugh success from it [...]

Christmas Cheer Students and staff from the Gary Job Corps Center donate toys to the residents of the Hays County Women’s Center and the Central Texas Children’s Home.  Additionally, a cash donation of $300 was given to the Children’s Home and a widescreen TV for the residents.  In the season of giving the Staff and [...]

Commemorative Oath of Enlistment

November 28th, 2011

In celebration of Veteran’s Day 2011, San Marcos Mayor Daniel Guerrero recently designated “Army Day” in San Marcos, Texas and read a proclamation expressing the appreciation of the young men and women who took the Commemorative Oath of Enlistment given by LTC David A. Grant, Battalion Commander, Recruiting Battalion San Antonio. Forty individuals from San Marcos, Gary Job Corps, Buda, Kyle, Lockhart, Luling, Bastrop, New Braunfels, and other central Texas cities stood at attention receiving the Oath of Enlistment and listening to presentations by Lonnie Hall, Center Director Gary Job Corps, LTC David A. Grant, Capt. Camille A. Cunningham, Company Commander, Army Recruiting San Marcos, and San Marcos Mayor Daniel Guerrero. Pictured are future Army Enlistees, local Army Recruiters, Lonnie Hall, LTC Grant, Capt. Cunningham, Debbie Gonzalez-Ingalsbe, Hays County Commissioner, David Peterson, Hays County Constable, San Marcos Mayor Daniel Guerrero, Hope Henry, Gary Job Corps PCA Coordinator, and students from the Panther Club Association Gary Job Corps. Thanks to all Veterans and future Service Members for your committment to the safety and freedom of our Country.

Gary Job Corps JOINS AMERICA’S LARGEST DAY OF SERVICE Gary Job Corps joined an estimated 3 million people participating simultaneously in “Make A Difference Day” activities nationwide by having over 500 students assisting with the clean-up of the devastating fire that destroyed 1386 homes covering 35,000 acres in Bastrop, Texas, conducting highway and park clean-ups, [...]

Keynote Speaker Texas House Representative Jason Isaac Applauds Graduates.  Local officials, business leaders, Job Corps staff, students and family members joined 85 students graduating from Gary Job Corps in San Marcos, Texas Tuesday August 30th to celebrate National Job Corps Commencement Day.  Texas House Representative Jason Isaac served as the ceremony’s keynote speaker.  Additionally, Rep. [...]

Little Dresses for Africa

August 25th, 2011

Changing lives one little dress at a time…. Little Dresses for Africa is a non-profit 501c3, Christian based organization which provides relief to the children of Africa. Simple dresses are made out of pillow cases and distributed through the orphanages, churches and schools in Africa to plant in the hearts of little girls that they [...]

As part of the first-ever “Mentor a Job Corps Student Day, sponsored by the Friends of Job Corps Congressional Caucus and National Job Corps Association, Congressmen Lloyd Doggett and Francisco Canseco hosted students from the Gary Job Corps Center for a one-day internship in their District Office’s.  Students were selected nationwide to work alongside their [...]

Students participated in Juneteenth Parade down the streets of San Marcos Texas Celebrating the Emancipation of the Slaves in Texas two and a half years after the inital Emancipation Proclamation.  Following the Parade students from the Gary Job Corps Corrections and Security Trade assisted in directing traffic and crowd control for the BBQ Cook-off.  100′s [...]

Global Youth Service Day Students and staff from the Gary Job Corps Center have been involved with the Global Youth Service Activities for the past 10 years.  Global Youth Service Day is an annual campaign that celebrates and mobilizes the millions of children and youth who improve their communities each day of the year through [...]