Char Miller on the History of Conservation Corps, Including “ObamaCorps”

Jobs Corps working in the Angeles National Forest in the late 1960s. | Photo: Courtesy Angeles National Forest

Jobs Corps working in the Angeles National Forest in the late 1960s. | Photo: Courtesy Angeles National Forest

Here’s a link to another excellent Char Miller post.

Questions:

1) Where does Job Corps fit into the taxonomy of these programs? and
2) Young people need to learn jobs, but old people often need jobs. As in this Department of Labor

SCSEP enhances employment opportunities for unemployed older Americans and promotes them as a solution for businesses seeking trained, qualified, and reliable employees. Older workers are a valuable resource for the 21st century workforce, and SCSEP is committed to providing high-quality job training and employment assistance to participants. We have an extensive network of service providers in every county in the U.S.

Iremember the FS used to hire people through this program, but not so sure it is used anymore.

Is it time to add a Senior Conservation Corps? Or a Mixed-Age Conservation Corps?

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