According to U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, this year’s open house at the Anaconda Job Corps Center was anything but routine.
While the Anaconda Job Corps’ open house is an annual event, Tuesday’s had a special feel to it.
Last May, the career-training program was set to be closed, and some Job Corps participants heard the news before going off on training.
“We wound up hearing about how the center was closing before we left,” said Job Corps participant Dylan Kurz.
An outcry from the community and work from U.S. Sens. Steve Daines and Jon Tester helped reverse that decision, and the center will remain open. Participants are celebrating the good news.
“It’s definitely a good program for people trying to find themselves […] if college isn’t best for them or they want to get out and work and find new things about themselves, we’ve got trades here,” Job Corps participant Caleb Ocken told MTN News.