Career prep students meet with faculty

About Us Who we are & what we do

From 1964 to today, job corps
helps young people succeed

from 1964 to today, job corps

helps young people succeed

Job Corps Mission
Job Corps Mission

Cassadaga Job Corps Center

(716) 595-8760 phone
(716) 595-4396 fax

Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 to 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training. The Job Corps program is authorized by Title I-C of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (supersedes WIA 1998). For more information about the Job Corps program at a national level, please visit our Official Public Web Site.

Boston Regional Office

(617) 788-0186 phone
(617) 788-0131 fax

At Cassadaga Job Corps Center, we support the Job Corps program's mission of teaching eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and placing them in meaningful jobs or further education.

To help achieve this, Cassadaga Job Corps Center is overseen by the Boston Regional Office of Job Corps and is operated by Career Systems Development Corporation. Our Center Director is Ann Anderson.

photos of center grounds from the 1930s
Our Center's History
In 1913, Elizabeth N. Newton of Fredonia, New York, willed $150,000 to be used to build a tuberculosis hospital in Chautauqua County, NY. To this end, 176 acres of the old Gilbert Pierson farm was purchased, construction began, and the new Newton Memorial Hospital admitted its first patient in 1920. By the 1950s, considerable advances in the treatment of tuberculosis made the hospital no longer necessary for the region. The land and buildings were sold by the county in 1959 to the Assumptionist Fathers, and the site was a seminary called Our Lady of Lourdes from 1960 – 1967. In 1977, the U.S. Government purchased the facility, and the Cassadaga Job Corps Center opened in March of 1978.

The jury is no longer "out" on the Job Corps. The verdict has been rendered, and the verdict is "well done" -- "well done" U.S. Congress, "well done" U.S. industry, U.S. labor, U.S. philanthropy, U.S. taxpayers, U.S. workers!

SARGENT SHRIVER ,
Job Corps Founder
Center Director

Director bio coming soon.