Penobscot Job Corps Celebrates 30 Years 

The Penobscot County Job Corps had a duel celebration this afternoon in Bangor. Faculty and students celebrated the 30th year of operation for the Job Corps in Bangor.This week all Job Corps nationwide are celebrating Earth Day with the, Earth Day, Every Day promotion.The Penobscot County branch also received a $5,000 recognition award for their campus wide commitment to earth day.Staff there say they plan to continue their efforts to make their campus greener.”It didn’t start this week and it’s not going to end tomorrow,” says facilities manager John Dionne. “It’s just a way of life. Perhaps reducing our consumption reusing what we can and then recycling which we’ve been promoting very heavily.”Staff at the job corps will use their prize money to purchase equipment that will help them with their green effort.Representatives for Governor Baldacci and Senator Susan Collins were on hand to read letters of congratulations.The Penobscot County Job Corps has been in operation since 1980.