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Angell Job Corps celebrates 50 years

Modified: Thursday, Aug 28th, 2014

Members of the U.S. Forest Service and John Booker, the Angell Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center director, stand with Smokey Bear at the 50th anniversary celebration at Angell Job Corps last Thursday, Aug. 21.

YACHATS —This year, Angell Job Corps is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

The Civilian Conservation Center, located along NE Blodgett Road between Waldport and Yachats, was opened in 1964 when job corps was started during the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Some of the World War II-era buildings on the campus were still standing — the location was first established as Civilian Public Service Camp No. 56, better known as Camp 56. The camp opened in 1942, and conscientious objectors to the war were housed there.

Now, as Angell Job Corps, students ages 16 to 24 have the opportunity to complete a no-cost education and career training program, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Students can enroll in vocational training programs including painting, carpentry, automotive, plumbing, urban forestry and culinary arts. They also have the opportunity to work toward their GED or high school diploma and receive advanced training and apprenticeships.

Angell Job Corps students have been providing their skills on projects in communities throughout Lincoln County and work with the U.S. Forest Service, including the Siuslaw National Forest, for the last 50 years.

For the complete article see the 08-27-2014 issue.

Click here to purchase an electronic version of the 08-27-2014 paper.

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