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Job Corps to train CMSD students

The federally funded Cleveland Job Corps program will provide free training for jobs in construction and health care to seniors from select CMSD high schools.

The training is open to seniors from Collinwood, East Tech, Ginn Academy, Glenville, John Adams and John F. Kennedy. One group of 25 seniors will be accepted twice a year, starting this January.

The seniors, who must be on track to graduate, will attend classes at their schools in the morning and participate in training at the Cleveland Job Corps Center, 13421 Coit Road, in the afternoon. CMSD and Job Corps will transport the students to and from the site.

Training will last three to six months for the health-care jobs and six to nine months for construction.

The dual-enrollment program helps to fill a need on the East Side while also giving graduating seniors flexibility, said Alicia Moore, a CMSD transformation project manager. They will leave high school with a skill but can also go on to college.

“We want to give them as many options as possible,” Moore said.

Seniors can obtain program applications and further information through their school guidance counselors or by calling Moore at 216-838-0167.

After applying, the seniors must participate in an interview, undergo medical and physical exams and take a drug test.

Families can attend open houses at the Cleveland Job Corps Center from 9 to 11 a.m., 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22. To register for the open houses, call Moore.