The Bizzell Group (Bizzell) was awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) to operate the Long Beach Job Corps Center. Through collaboration with Serrato Corporation, Bizzell will build upon the Center’s current success by delivering a broad range of support services, resources, and programs that will equip Job Corps’ students with the skills and education to propel their career paths for the future.
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“With record youth unemployment across the nation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, career training programs like Job Corps are vitally important to continue moving our economy in the right direction—which is why I’m honored that DOL selected our firm to lead the Long Beach Job Corps Center,” said Anton C. Bizzell, M.D., President & CEO of Bizzell. “Through the passion and dedication of the Center staff, we look forward to collaborating with our strategic partners to support each student and continue the great work in the Long Beach community.”
Beginning April 1, 2021, Bizzell will assume oversight of the 17-acre Job Corps Center located at 1903 Santa Fe Avenue. The Southern California campus will employ nearly 130 full-time staff and serve 300 students providing industry-recognized certifications in a variety of fields including certified medical assistant, medical administrative assistant, pharmacy technician, building construction technology, painting, glazing, cement masonry, and automobile maintenance.
“For over 50 years, Job Corps has created opportunities to service young people in an effort to change the trajectory of their lives.” said Melissa Volpe, Director of Workforce Innovation at Bizzell. “We are excited to work with the staff, students and community leaders to continue to assist our students gain sustainable skills to thrive in today’s economy.”