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Angell Job Corps celebrates 50 years

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 27th, 2014


John Booker, left, the Angell Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center director, and students hand out certificates of appreciation to local businesses and community members at a special celebration last Thursday, Aug. 21. Angell Job Corps is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. (Photo by Abbie Tumbleson)
YACHATS —This year, Angell Job Corps is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

The Civilian Conservation Center, located along NE Blodgett Road between Waldport and Yachats, was opened in 1964 when job corps was started during the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Some of the World War II-era buildings on the campus were still standing — the location was first established as Civilian Public Service Camp No. 56, better known as Camp 56. The camp opened in 1942, and conscientious objectors to the war were housed there.

Now, as Angell Job Corps, students ages 16 to 24 have the opportunity to complete a no-cost education and career training program, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor.

For the complete article see the 08-27-2014 issue.

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