December 10, 2018
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Job Corps anniversary

BANGOR — Job Corps is turning 50. Job Corps was initiated as the central program of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty, part of his domestic agenda known as the Great Society. Since its inception on Aug. 20, 1964, under the Economic Opportunity Act, Job Corps has served more than three million young people.

The Penobscot Job Corps Center in Bangor has activities scheduled through Aug. 23. Summer graduation will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22-23.

There will be a student-staff reunion and a family 11a.m.-3 p.m. at the gymnasium. For additional information about activities marking the anniversary, call Mike Jellison at 745-1579.



Husson University

BANGOR — Jon Whittemore of Brunswick, a student at Husson University, served as an intern this summer with the Maine State Department of Labor. His job was as a technical field writer in the Employer Services Division of the Bureau of Unemployment Compensation. Whittemore helped create and revise standard operating procedures, shadowed employer audits and helped educate employers on new and existing laws through outreach events and creating brochures.

BANGOR — Officials with the University of Maine at Presque Isle and Husson University held a signing ceremony on Aug. 13 in UMPI’s Alumni Room to finalize two articulation agreements that increase transferability for UMPI students who want to continue their education in Husson’s master’s degree programs in criminal justice administration and business administration.

Where a typical course of study would take four years for a bachelor’s degree and two years for a master’s degree, these ‘4+1’ agreements will allow UMPI students to complete two degrees in as little as five years.

Husson officials said this is the first time UMPI and Husson have established articulation agreements and they hope to see collaborative work that will benefit their students, and further increase transferability, in the future.


University of Maine

ORONO — Michael Bailey of Waterville, a student the University of Maine, served this summer as an intern at the Maine State Department of Labor. Interning as a labor historian in the Bureau of Labor Statistics this summer, his primary task is researching the history of labor laws in Maine, the role of the Department of Labor and the state legislature and how events in the state and nation affected the passage of specific laws. Bailey then wrote a report of his findings that will be published online.

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