Special to the Journal
The Turner Job Corps Center (TJCC) announced today that it will pursue its reaccreditation by the Council on Occupational Education (COE) February 27th – March 1st. The COE is a national institutional accrediting agency for the accreditation of non-degree-granting and applied associate degree-granting post-secondary occupational education.
“We are dedicated to providing the training for our students that ensures that they are equipped with all of the necessary skills to walk out of our doors Workforce Ready and this is one more piece that we utilize on this center to achieve that,” stated Rose Walker Cook, Center Director. “These are the same credentials received by many of the nation’s technical training schools and colleges”. Turner Job Corps has been accredited by the COE for 28 years. TJCC has 16 trades that the COE recognizes with its accreditation.
The Council on Occupational Education (COE), originally founded in 1971 as a regional accrediting agency of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, is the successor to the Commission on Occupational Education Institutions (COE). The Council’s accreditation process is conducted on behalf of more than 360,000 students across the nation who pursue careers in a variety of technical fields, assuring quality and integrity in career and technical education.
Established in 1964, Job Corps has trained and educated more than 2 million young people, serving approximately 60,000 young adults each year at 124 centers across the country. Job Corps is the nation’s leading career technical training and education program for students ages 16 through 24. Job Corps is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor.
To learn more about the Council on Occupational Education, visit http://www.council.org.