Earlier this year I had the opportunity to record for the US Forest Service. They were discussing Job Corps and it's programs. The organization has 10 of 28 programs managed by the Forest Service which help young adults find a career in the US Forest Service.
One specific topic which I found interesting was tropical forests. They have an almost unrivaled diversity. The International Institute of Tropical Forests located in Puerto Rico does great research on the interplay between forests and people. The USFS has been working diligently in getting citizens involved in understanding what is in their own backyards. Expressing the connection between the resource of our forests with clean water, clean air, and wildlife. They are communicating the sometimes unseen value of our land and trees for these purposes. A very important cause in my opinion.
About Job Corps
Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life.
If you or someone you know is interested in joining Job Corps, call (800) 733-JOBS or (800) 733-5627 where an operator will provide you with general information about Job Corps, refer you to the admissions counselor closest to where you live, and mail you an information packet