Monster and National Job Corps Association Foundation Partner to Launch Youth Opportunities 2020
Monster and the National Job Corps Foundation for Youth Opportunities have announced a strategic partnership to help support current and future Job Corps students with career development training and job placement. The goal of the initiative is to have 5,000+ students trained, ready and uploaded on a customized, easy to use web-portal matching job applicant with employers.
“We are very excited about the Youth Opportunities 2020 launch and the partnership with Monster,” said Lonnie Taylor, President and CEO, National Job Corps Association. “Monster is the world leader in the use of technology and employment services; our students are fortunate to have their expertise at their fingertips.”
Founded in 1965 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, Job Corps offers a comprehensive array of vocational and career development services to at-risk men and woman, ages 16 to 24. Through its network of 126 Job Corps centers around the nation, the Foundation will promote holistic career development training approach which integrates the teaching of academic, vocational, employability skills and social competencies through a combination of classroom, practical and based learning experiences to prepare youth for stable, long-term, high-paying jobs. Since its inception, the Job Corps program has trained more than 3 million students from various socioeconomic backgrounds.
“Monster is proud to partner with the National Job Corps Association to support the launch of Youth Opportunities 2020,” said Tom Baughn, Vice President, Monster Worldwide. “Leveraging the Monster portal, students can find jobs they are passionate about and employers have access to a resume database filled with qualified candidates.”