EDISON, NJ - Management & Training Corporation (MTC) has been awarded a 2-year contract - with the potential for three, one-year options - to operate the Edison Job Corps center. MTC was founded on Job Corps and currently operates 22 centers nationwide.

The contract was awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor.

“We are very pleased with this opportunity to educate and train students in New Jersey,” said MTC Regional Vice President Lynn Intrepidi. “MTC has decades of experience in education and training, and we look forward to providing students with excellent training that will lead them to success in the job market.”

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Job Corps is a federal program administered by the Department of Labor and operated by companies like MTC. The Edison center is among 125 Job Corps centers in the country. The Job Corps program provides free education and training to 16-24-year old youth and young adults. For more information about Job Corps, visit http://www.jobcorps.gov/home.aspx.

MTC said Lonnie Hall has been selected as center director.

“Lonnie comes to Edison with extensive Job Corps experience.," said Intrepidi "He is a dynamic leader who sincerely cares about the welfare and success of each student. He was most recently the center director at the nation’s largest Job Corps center in San Marcos, Texas. Lonnie will do an outstanding job helping the young men and women in Edison prepare for success in their future careers.”

Edison Job Corps has the capacity to serve 329 students providing training in clinical medical assistant, nurse assistant, auto, carpentry, electrical wiring, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, building construction maintenance, office administration, plumbing, culinary arts, computer technician, brick and masonry, and advanced career training.

Those interested in enrolling at the Edison Job Corps Center can call 732-985-4800 or 732-421-1848.