The Ritzville Adams County Journal - Eastern Adams County's Only Independent Voice Since 1887

By Rep. Dan Newhouse
Fourth Congressional District 

Column: Making a renewed commitment to conservation in the West


Last updated 11/21/2019 at 1:26pm

The students of Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers were recently given a second chance.

Earlier this year, the future of these programs was threatened when the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed closing 9 of the 25 Civilian Conservation Center (CCC) programs and transferring the operations of the remaining Centers to the Department of Labor (DOL).

This transfer to the DOL would have been contrary to the very mission of the Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers, which aims to train the next generation of America’s workforce to carry out a unique and particularly importan...

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