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Track Switch: TCU/IAM Job Corps Program Delivers Careers

Track Switch: TCU/IAM Job Corps Program Delivers Careers

In a tough economy, how does a kid from a rough-and-tumble neighborhood go about finding a good job that pays well or obtain the skills needed to become the worker employers want to hire?

One path is through the TCU/IAM Job Corps Program. In 1971, TCU/IAM partnered with the U.S. Department of Labor to provide advanced transportation training to young people looking for careers. Today, hundreds of students take part in the program each year and more than 8,400 young men and women have been placed in meaningful jobs in rail, mass transit and airline companies since its inception.

And good-paying jobs—the average starting wage is nearly $5 per hour more than most states’ minimum wage.

Check out the AFL-CIO's new website Innovators feature, Track Switch: TCU/IAM Job Corps Program Delivers Careers.

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