Larry Lockett has joined the staff at Tongue Point Job Corps Center as its academic manager.

In this role, Lockett will have responsibility for all academic activities, which include preparing students for GED testing, managing Tongue Point High School, math and language arts classes for students preparing to take the Test of Adult Basic Education and the English as a second language classes. A learning resource center and library are also part of the academics department.

“I’m excited to join Tongue Point and learn the Job Corps and Tongue Point ways of helping young adults change their lives”, said Lockett. “When a young person succeeds, we all succeed.”

Lockett brings 40 years of experience,15 as a teacher and 25 as an administrator. He was principal of Astoria High School for 13 years and superintendent of the Jewell School District for the 2012-13 school year.

Job Corps, created 49 years ago, is the nation’s largest national training and career preparation program delivered primarily through residential settings to economically disadvantaged young adults, aged 16 to 24. Enrollment is voluntary and free; programs are open-entry, open-exit and self-paced. Young people can learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED and develop life skills to help find and keep a job.

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