Muhlenberg Job Corps Center

Muhlenberg Job Corps Hosts Kentucky Cabinet Leadership

October 11th, 2018

The Muhlenberg Job Corps Center hosted the Kentucky Governor’s office staff and cabinet secretaries for dinner on October 8, 2018. The Governor was scheduled to be in attendance but due to flight delays, was unable to attend, however, more than 15 members of his staff and cabinet were in attendance and discussed topics such as student culture, eligibility requirements, partnerships with Kentucky employers, and apprenticeships.

Dinner was catered by Jean Jean’s catering with a menu of pork chops, Italian chicken, Italian salad, corn pudding, homemade bread, green beans, and baby baker potatoes, followed by cherry cheesecake.

“The problem with partnering apprenticeships with Job Corps is the requirement for a progressive wage. I have met with the National Director of Job Corps, Ms. Lanita Jacobs Simmons, and we are going to find a solution to this problem.”, Said the Secretary of the Education and Workforce Cabinet, Derrick Ramsey.

“Getting people to understand what the Job Corps program really is all about and the Muhlenberg Job Corps program in particular, is the struggle.” Said MJCC’s BCL, Jodi Ashby. As she addressed the audience.

Governor Matt Bevin hosted a town hall meeting later that evening and spoke of Job Corps, and the need for Kentucky economic development leadership to partner with Job Corps for the benefit of the workforce.

Follow up meetings are in the works.