Pine Ridge Job Corp Center will stay in the Panhandle

Chadron and the Pine Ridge Job Corp. Center hope to save the program (source Pine Ridge Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center)
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CHADRON, Neb. - (KNEP) - A plan to transfer the Pine Ridge Job Corp Center to the Department of Labor has been reversed.

Community Relations Committee Chairman Clayton Riesen stated they found out over the weekend the plan had been reversed across the entire country; which impacts 26 centers including the one in Chadron.

Reisen added they see this as a wakeup call for them to cherish what they have with the center. Because of the news, they believe in better marketing the center to the politicians that come through the Panhandle as well as individuals who might go to the center. Reisen believes some politicians may have never been to the center themselves.

The center will have an open house on July 12th from 9am to 2pm. They want to use it as a vehicle to show off what the center has to offer. Reisen said they currently have 140 people involved at the center but want to reach capacity someday which sits at 170.

The center remains in high spirits over the news but knows it’s now time to show why the center should remain in the Panhandle and the state.