Sentinel & Enterprise, Posted: 08/21/2014 08:07:59 AM EDT
By: Amelia Pak-Harvey
DEVENS — Shriver Job Corps celebrated 50 years of workforce training on Wednesday, when state officials piled in to a packed auditorium at the Devens site to congratulate the center.
The site is one of 125 federally funded Job Corps centers nationwide that offers vocational training to youth in a variety of programs. The program was founded in 1964 as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s war on poverty.
The Devens site is named after Sargent Shriver, who led the Office of Economic Opportunity that created the program, and has been running since 1996.