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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Starks a star for Job Corps

Former New York Knicks all-star guard John Starks hit the court again recently but not for a game. Starks was the guest speaker as the New Haven Job Corps Center celebrated its graduating class

As a career technical training center, Job Corps has been educating at-promise youth ages 16-24 for more than 40 years and is America’s leading career skills training program, agency officials said. Administered by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Job Corps trains 65,000 students each year, the officials said.

New Haven Job Corps Center has an excellent basketball team of its own and that’s one reason Stark’s visit "helped to energize and enlighten students with his candid account of his years prior to pro basketball," the officials said.
Shown in the photo are, l to r: R. Anthony Hill, career preparation instructor; Starks; Tami Schweikert, center director


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