Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN. Today marks a historic event for the Nation's most significant Federal job-training agency. The Job Corps celebrates its 45th anniversary today, recognizing the agency's many years of service to America during which it has helped launch the careers of nearly 3 million disadvantaged youths.
As part of the National Job Corps Association's celebration of this important anniversary, I'm proud to cosponsor Congressman Jerry Moran's resolution, H. Con. Res. 163, to designate September 23 as National Job Corps Day.
Since 1964, the Job Corps has created a network of 123 Job Corps centers in 48 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. As part of the 45th anniversary celebration, I am pleased that one of my area's Job Corps interns, Esmeralda Sanchez, will be shadowing me tomorrow.
Additionally, my local Homestead Job Corps center is hosting an open house event on Thursday, October 1, for the entire south Florida community to attend.
Both locally and nationally, the Job Corps has definitely benefited America by producing payrolls for our country.