White Swan Job Corps Center to Remain Open
Late last month it was announced that the Fort Simcoe Job Corps Center near White Swan was slated for closure. But The U.S. Department of Agriculture instead has decided to keep open nine Job Corps programs and privatize16 other programs. As a result the Fort Simcoe Center will remain in operation according to U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse of Sunnyside.
More than 150 students from 16 to 24-years-old are being trained in masonry, culinary arts, heavy equipment and auto repair at the Fort Simcoe facility. They also provide support during major wildfires in the state.
According to Newhouse there are three USDA Forest Service Job Corps Centers in Washington State. They're located in White Swan, Moses Lake and in Curlew Washington.