Our Story

30 Years of Changing Lives! 1991-2021

A Humble Past

Education and Training Resources earned its current status as a workforce development provider in the summer of 1991, receiving our first education and training contract with the Barren River Area Development in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Designed to render services such as GED training, job placement, and employability skills training to disadvantaged persons in South Central Kentucky, this contract opened the door for ETR to begin providing these services throughout the country.

An Exciting Present

Today, ETR is the primary contractor and operator of multiple Job Corps centers across the nation, including:

Moreover, ETR is also a major collaborator and subcontractor for Treasure Island Job Corps Center (San Francisco, CA).

Through our partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor and Office of Job Corps, ETR currently employs over 900 full-time workforce development staff, serving approximately 2,500-3,000 young adults in both residential and non-residential campuses every year.

A Bright Future

As the foundation for our growth in the last 30 years, ETR continues to pursue and uphold the same Mission and Core Values established at our conception. As we continue providing quality education, training, and employment opportunities to eligible young adults, ETR continues to keep these Core Values at the forefront:

  • Individual Accountability
  • Growth
  • Safety
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Commitment

Each and every ETR staff member, student, and partner holds fast to these core values, looking to them when making decisions, resolving conflicts, building trust and relationships, communicating, setting accountability, and achieving performance outcomes.