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Job Corps Hosts Career Training Expo

Students show off their skills

Sam (Donitia) Adams explains how security officers detect items during a search as employers listen. (Photo Courtesy of Springdale Job Corps)

The Springdale-PIVOT Job Corps Center hosted a student-led career training expo on its campus on Thursday, March 21st. Students receiving training in autobody repair and paint, pharmacy technician, protective services, office administration, and medical administrative assistant provided information, campus tours, and training demonstrations to more than thirty employers and workforce development representatives looking to learn more about the Job Corps program.

During the event, Rick Williams, Quality Manager at DART Aerospace, shared his experience working with students from Job Corps and how interns have supported DART’s engineers, document control administrator, and production team:

“The students are eager to learn and work closely with our supervisors, learning as they go.

We’ve found them to be upbeat, positive, eager, and professional additions to the respective teams. For us, the Work-Based Learning program is a win‐win‐win program. Students get training, hands‐on experience, and life skills. The company gets much-needed labor, and society gets more young talent in the workforce to fill the job vacancies we all have!”


In addition to visiting student booths, the attendees at the student career training expo had the chance to tour the Springdale-PIVOT Job Corps campus training areas and see students in action. PIVOT Site Director Tom Pillar shared his perspective on the students’ enthusiasm to share what they’ve learned with local employers:

“I was very proud of our students, who did an amazing job showing off their skills and professionalism! The Career Expo was a fun event for the students and another great chance for the community to see them truly in action.”

Springdale-PIVOT Job Corps will continue to welcome employer partners, new students, and the local community with more events in the coming months.

Job Corps is a federal career technical training and education program for young people who aspire to higher-paying careers and higher education. With more than 120 residential and nonresidential campuses nationwide, training is available in the nation’s fastest-growing industries to low-income 16- through 24-year-olds. The program is free of charge for students. To learn more about Job Corps, call (800) 733-JOBS or visit  


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