05.25.21

Daines: Past Time for New Students to Attend Anaconda and Trapper Creek Job Corps In Person

U.S. SENATE —U.S. Senator Steve Daines is calling on the Biden administration to allow new students to join the Anaconda and Trapper Creek Job Corps in person. Daines stressed that since the Job Corps has been safely operating in person, new students can safely join as well.

As you are aware, the current guidance for the Job Corps does not allow new students to attend in person on campus, and students are instead required to attend virtually. Job Corps provides valuable educational and vocational training in skilled trades to young people across Montana, but these jobs require hands on education and getting back on campus to be truly effective. As vaccines are readily available in Montana and across the country, we should be more than capable of getting these students back into classrooms,” the letter states.  

Read the full letter HERE.

Daines has been a champion for Montana’s Job Corps Centers. Last fall, Daines helped push the Department of Labor to allow in person learning for students enrolled at Montana Job Corps Centers.

In 2019, Daines was instrumental in saving Montana Job Corps Centers after there was news of them shutting down.