Since 1969, the IUPAT Job Corps program has provided opportunities to young men and women to build a career in the trades, and a better future for themselves. In 2018 and 2019, Job Corps centers in Minnesota and Missouri were successful in offering top-performing programs to help our young apprentices accomplish their career goals.
Hubert H. Humphrey Job Corps Center
Painting Instructor John Kaiser had the top-performing program for the program year ending June 30, 2018. Working closely with District Council 82 in Minnesota, John placed eight Job Corps students into registered apprenticeships. Many of John’s students are originally from Myanmar in Southeast Asia, and were granted refugee status due to war and religious persecution in their home country. After witnessing many atrocities and untold hardships, including deaths of their own families, they fully appreciate the opportunities the IUPAT offers. The dedication and work ethic of John’s graduates puts them in high demand with signatory contractors throughout the Midwest.
St. Louis Job Corps Center
Painting Instructor Candice Rejmenczak had the top-performing program for the program year ending June 30, 2019. Working closely with District Council 58 in Missouri, Candice, who is a previous signatory contractor, placed seven Job Corps graduates into registered apprenticeships.