Photo Gallery: Manchester Job Corps Center Groundbreaking Ceremony
(August 20, 2013)
Secretary Perez and Sen. Kelly Ayotte take a moment to talk before the groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the Manchester New Hampshire Job Corps Center.
On the 49th anniversary of the founding of Job Corps, Secretary Perez talked about its enduring impact on the lives of young people.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen first began the push for a Job Corps center in New Hampshire as the state's governor, and was on hand to see the vision become reality.
From left to right: Gov. Maggie Hassan, Secretary Perez, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, Rep. Carol Shea-Porter and Manchester Mayor Ted Gastas officially break ground on the Manchester Job Corps Center.
Secretary Perez talks with the local media about the impact of Job Corps on the local community following the groundbreaking ceremony. The Manchester Job Corps center will be the first in the state of New Hampshire.
Manchester Community College President Susan Huard greets Secretary Perez for a tour of the school's advanced manufacturing training facility, which received a 2011 grant from DOL to expand capacity.
Secretary Perez takes a moment to talk with job seekers at the WorkReady New Hampshire job center, located on MCC's campus.
Zach Williamson, a trainer at the MCC advanced manufacturing lab, demonstrates how the lessons learned in the lab can be put to use immediately in real-world manufacturing applications.
Digna Rauthi, a student in one of MCC's nursing programs, talks about the importance of gaining additional certificates and credentials to stay competitive in the health care field.