Trish Jones Mondero, Odle Management Group, Director of Outreach and Communications; Jorge Pedroza, David L. Carrasco Job Corps, Center Director; Jennifer, Carrasco Student Government representative; Vanessa, Carrasco Student Government representative; Brian, Carrasco Student Government Representative pose with Rep. Escobar.

Escobar visits Carrasco Job Corps Center; Discusses importance of career training in El Paso for Texas Youth

On Monday afternoon, Rep. Veronica Escobar (TX-16) visited the David L. Carrasco Job Corps Center to tour the campus and discuss the critical importance of career and educational opportunities for Texas youth. 

Escobar was joined by ODLE Management Group, LLC, the operator of the Carrasco Job Corps Center, and key members of the campus’ leadership team and student government leaders.

“Job Corps opens doors of opportunity by providing young people with cutting-edge vocational training and meaningful work experience at local businesses,” said Rep. Escobar.

“Here in El Paso, the David L. Carrasco Job Corps Center has been preparing young El Pasoans for success by expanding access to career and educational opportunities. As a new member of the Friends of Job Corps Congressional Caucus, I look forward to working with its leadership to strengthen the Job Corps program and ensuring its continued success.”

Every year, the Carrasco Job Corps campus serves over 500 undereducated, underserved young people from El Paso and Texas.  The Carrasco Job Corps Center has achieved over 120 percent in student outreach and recruitment.

Escobar visits Job Corps’ automotive technician training program and discusses the partnership with Fox Lexus Toyota.

“We are so thrilled that Congresswoman Escobar visited us at the David L. Carrasco Job Corps Center,” Jorge Pedroza, David L. Carrasco Center Director said.  “More importantly, we are incredibly excited to work closely with Congresswoman Escobar and her exceptional team to enhance education and career opportunities for El Paso youth, including identifying new potential partnerships.  We are also delighted that the Congresswoman has agreed to join the Friends of Job Corps Congressional Caucus.”

Approximately 88 percent of Carrasco Job Corps graduate secure a job, enroll in higher education and/or enlist in the military upon graduation.  Further, Carrasco works closely with local employers such as the Fox Toyota Lexus of El Paso.

In fact, Fox Toyota donated a prefabricated car to the Carrasco automotive technician program to enhance career development skills.

Carrasco is ranked 5th in the nation in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Outreach and Admissions Outcome Measurement System as of October 2019.

Carrasco also touts a nearly 96 percent student safety satisfaction rating (national average 86 percent).