It is safe to say we all learn a little differently. When it comes to education it is not a one size fits all scenario.  Some people, including myself prefer a hands-on experience to a conceptual book presentation. The options for education are many and varied.

One option you may not have considered is Job Corps. If you are not familiar with Job Corps, according to their national website, "Job Corps is the largest nationwide residential career training program in the country and has been operating for more than 50 years. The program helps eligible young people ages 16 through 24 complete their high school education, trains them for meaningful careers, and assists them with obtaining employment. Job Corps has trained and educated over two million individuals since 1964.

Jeff Sneddon, who is the Outreach and Admissions counselor for the Augusta area says they are currently enrolling youth 16-24 year old, who are interested in learning career training in areas such as automotive, welding, healthcare, electrical, culinary arts, among others, through free training. There is also virtual and online learning options available.

Job Corps will offer virtual information sessions at 11 a.m. Wednesday Sept. 23, and at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30. Like all things during this time of COVID-19, things have changed in regards to many of the safety protocols now in place.

To make a reservation or for more information, contact Sneddon at 207-621-2350 or

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