First, this is a report about Job Corps, a program (for those who don't know) that is run by the Federal government under the US Dept. of Labor.
This program promised disadvantaged youth with an opportunity to gain valuable job and employability skills, each center, of which there are several hundred, even including a few in Puerto Rico.
Who get's scammed?
Everyone involved, even the government themselves.
I'll break it deown and explain.
How does the US Government get ripped off?
Because they apparently put little or no oversight into this project, they just hand out money b the barrels full to Management and training Corporation, and other people they've sold contracts to to operate the centers for them.
The vocational classrooms, (Culinary Arts, Health Occupations Training, etc) have substandard, if not downright broken equipment, secondly, there is no pace to learn at, by which I mean, there is no requirement to the student except to simply show up each day, thats right, they can live there, and have their food, lodging, and personal expenses, includig cigarettes paid for 100% by Uncle Sam, all while accomplishing absolutely nothing, and the system allows them to do this for up to two years.
Secondly, the place has to be guarded with an iron fist, because (1) the Dept. of Justice abuses the Job Corps program by sending convicted criminals there instead of prison!!! Meaning that the people there of their own free will are roomates with drug dealers, thieves, you name it. and (2) since the contracting compnaies get money from the govt. as long as you reside there, they make up all kinds of rules, like if you decide to leave, they don't cover any of your travel hom, effectively stranding you there, then they go so far as to tell you when you are allowed to leave the grounds, you must get a "day pass" or a "weekend pass" that they give you, or can refuse to give you for any reason, more control they have over you, you are treated as sub human scum by these people.
The taxpayers are paying over a billion dollors a year for this program, so think about it, if half of that went to prisons, they couls send these people where they are not a threat to society, and still have over $500,000,000 to spend on something else, if they spent it on defense, maybe we could have a stronger military, if they sprnt it to repay the National Debt, we could be out of the hole that much sooner, if the pt it back into Social Security, maybe my generation wouldn't have to wait until age 67 to retire, or they could flat out give everyone a bit of a tax break.
Job Corps started out as a good thing, but is now run by a bunch of con artists out to steal your money, and defraud the government and the people that are interested, and I mean truly interested in going there to better themselves.
In closing, as if I haven't already achieved this, I strongly advise you to reconsider going there if you had been mulling it over, and I urge every taxpaying citizen out there to lobby your government officials to cut off this parasite from our economic system.