Hoeven Delivers Keynote at Burdick Job Corps Graduation

Honors Graduates, Marks 25th Anniversary of Quentin N. Burdick Job Corps

MINOT, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today delivered the keynote graduation address to the summer 2019 class of the Quentin N. Burdick Job Corps, and commended the 74 graduates for their hard work in completing programs in the following fields: Auto, Business Construction Technology, Culinary, Carpentry, Certified Nursing Assistant, Office Administration, and Welding. 

Hoeven also marked the 25th anniversary of the Quentin N. Burdick Job Corps Center. Prior to serving as President of the Bank of North Dakota, Hoeven worked through his role as Chair of the Minot Area Development Corporation to establish a Job Corps center in the Minot region. The center opened in September 1994 on the site of the former John Moses Air Force Hospital, providing students with career and technical education, advanced career training, independent living skills and assistance in acquiring their high school diploma or GED, if needed. Out of the 125 Job Corps centers across the nation, Burdick Job Corps ranks 3rd for outreach and admissions and 8th for average placement wages, and has received top ratings for its welding and automotive maintenance programs.

“For 25 years, the Quentin N. Burdick Job Corps Center has provided young people with skills and knowledge to launch their careers and build a brighter future,” Hoeven said. “The 2019 summer graduates of the Burdick Job Corps have worked hard and we congratulate them on completing their training and wish them the best as they put their new skills to good use in our communities.

“The education services provided by the Burdick Job Corps Center have helped ensure our state has a high quality workforce that can meet an ever-increasing demand for labor. Over its 25 year history, the Burdick Job Corps Center has enabled thousands of North Dakotans to pursue meaningful careers and achieve a higher quality of life,” Hoeven continued.

Hoeven has worked both as governor of North Dakota and now in the U.S. Senate to support the Minot center. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven helped secure more than $1.7 billion for the Job Corps Program in Fiscal Year 2019.