|New Mexico State Department
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786
Public Outreach Director
April 8, 2003
Albuquerque Job Corps Approved to Grant High School Diplomas
(Santa Fe, NM)-The New Mexico State Board of Education has approved
the Albuquerque Job Corps to grant high school diplomas. The Job
Corps was approved in January as a non-public degree granting postsecondary
"We hope to implement this program early in the summer,"
said Anna Marie Amonitello, business community liaison with the
The Albuquerque Job Corps is operated by Del-Jen, Inc., and funded
by the U.S. Department of Labor. Job Corps is the nation's largest
residential education and training program for socially/economically
challenged youth, ages 16-24. The Albuquerque Job Corps is contracted
to serve 415 youth, 80% residential and 20% nonresidential. On average,
it serves 650 students each year.
Youth at the Job Corps are able to attain a high school diploma
or General Educational Development (GED), learn a trade and other
valuable employability skills.
For more information, contact Dr. Emily Salazar at (505) 346-2562.