Idaho JOBCorps Center

Tina Polishchuk, with the Idaho Department of Labor, gives a tour of the Idaho JOBCorps Center on Oct. 8, 2019.

The first 20 students enrolled in the Idaho JOBCorps Program are scheduled to arrive in about two weeks, following the center’s recent transition from federal ownership, writes Idaho Press reporter Erin Bamer. The state took over the Centennial Jobs Corps center on July 1, making Idaho the first state in the nation to assume operational control of a Job Corps center, the U.S. Department of Labor previously announced.

Since then, Tina Polishchuk, with the Idaho Department of Labor, said state officials have been working to transition the property to focus more on Idaho students. Idaho legislators on the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee toured the campus Tuesday afternoon. You can read Bamer's full story here at idahopress.com (subscription required), or pick up today's edition of the Idaho Press.

Betsy Z. Russell is the Boise bureau chief and state capitol reporter for the Idaho Press and Adams Publishing Group. Follow her on Twitter at @BetsyZRussell.

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