Washington – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) received the 2022 Congressional Leadership Award from the National Job Corps Association for his advocacy for expanding educational and career opportunities through the Job Corps program.
“The National Job Corps Association is pleased to present Senator John Boozman with the 2022 Congressional Leadership Award. Staff, and tireless advocates of the community, from leading the fight to prevent the closure of the Cass Job Corps CCC and all Forest Service Job Corps CCCs in 2019, the campus of the Little Rock Job Corps to the University of Arkansas, Pulaski Institute of Technology. The college, Senator Boozman, and his team have consistently worked to expand opportunities for young people throughout Arkansas, and I am truly grateful for Senator Boozman’s leadership and dedication to Job Corps.” Byron Garrett, president and CEO of the National Job Corps Association, said:
“We are honored to receive such recognition and proud to support Job Corps because this program provides young people with valuable skills and the vocational training they need to succeed in the workforce. It’s an investment in the future of our students and Arkansas, and I look forward to working with my colleagues and partners to further champion and strengthen Job Corps,” said Boozman. says.
Job Corps is a training and education program that provides hands-on workforce development experience while helping young people complete their high school education. Arkansas, operated by the U.S. Department of Labor, has two of his Jobcorps, the Little Rock Jobcorps Center and the Cass Jobcorps Civil Protection Center.
Last week, Boozman was in the capital to meet with Little Rock Job Corps Center student Deshuntay Chatman and meet with elected leaders about the importance of the program.