Muhlenberg Job Corps Center

Muhlenberg Job Corps students and staff attend Kentucky Chamber Day

January 11th, 2018

Greenville, Ky – The Muhlenberg Job Corps, Whitney M. Young, and Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Centers’ business community liaisons joined together for the annual Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Chamber Day last week. MJCC was well represented by five students and two staff members. The evening was filled with speakers from the state government, international government officials, and business owners from across the state.
“When Governor Bevin spoke about educating the workforce to better the economy, he was talking about us. He was talking about Job Corps students and everything that the program represents. That motivates me! I got a real understanding of how I, as one person can have an impact. It isn’t just about me!” Said Kyle Baker, MJCC student who attended.
All five students in attendance were student government leaders. Most had never attended an event where the order in which they used their utensils suddenly became important to them in their own minds. They were able to mingle with government leadership and get an update on their local economy, job opportunities, and the direction of the job market in Kentucky, as well as internationally.
Joseph McConnell, MJCC student government staff sponsor and SPO assistant, was inspired by the speaker’s words of encouragement and accountability. “I found it inspirational that all of the speakers found a way to connect with our students and us as an audience, to help us understand the role we play in the economy and why career training is important to everyone. It makes you see the bigger picture!” Said McConnell.

Kentucky Job Corps students and staff meet Governor Matt Bevin