For 13 seasons, the PNTA has successfully partnered with Job Corps a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. Job Corps helps young adults, ages 16 – 24, improve the quality of their lives through vocational and academic training.
PNTA Job Corp Trail Crews are supervised by Crew Leader, Cody Pohren, and are staffed by students from the Curlew Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center, in Eastern Washington. These young adults are provided with a unique work experience, learning and applying construction trade skills, using equipment and techniques appropriate to remote backcountry settings.
Crews construct bridges, puncheon walkways, trailhead kiosks, campground facilities, trails and other outdoor recreation infrastructure. Typically, each crew spends nine days camping out in the backcountry, before returning to the Curlew Job Corps Campus to resume their work-based learning.