Hoeven to Burdick Job Corps Graduates: Your Hard Work, Perseverance and Dedication Exemplify the Values of Our State

MINOT, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today addressed the summer of 2016 graduating class of the Quentin N. Burdick Job Corps to commend them on their achievements and honor their commitment to their studies. Founded in 1964, the Job Corps program provides free education and training to low-income young adults, while also helping to place them in jobs after graduation.

“For more than 20 years, the Quentin N. Burdick Job Corps Center has prepared young people with the skills and knowledge they need to launch their careers and provide a better future for themselves and their families,” Hoeven said. “The summer 2016 Burdick Job Corps graduating class is not only the largest in years, but it’s also one of the most involved in the community. These graduates exemplify the North Dakota values of hard work, perseverance and dedication, and it’s an honor to congratulate them on their many achievements.”

Hoeven has worked both as governor of North Dakota and now in the U.S. Senate to support the Minot center, including working through his position on the Senate Appropriations Committee to secure funding for the Job Corps program. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Hoeven worked to provide an additional $21 million in funding for Job Corps, including the Burdick Job Corps Center, in the Fiscal Year 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS) and Education Appropriations bill.

The Burdick Job Corps Center opened in September 1994 and provides students with career technical training, advanced career training, independent living skills and assistance in acquiring their high school diploma or GED, if needed.