GL_arsenalRepresentatives from the Watervliet Arsenal visited the Glenmont Job Corps Center to discuss employment opportunities.

Isaac Gibbs, Jen Pusatiere, and Ray Anderson met with Facility Maintenance students to update them on the Arsenal positions. The Arsenal was recently green-lit to hire thousands of workers over the next decade for dozens of jobs, including carpenters, electricians, plumbers, and various other trades. Upon hearing the skills Glenmont students had to offer, the Arsenal’s representatives quickly realized this could be the beginning of a long-lasting relationship.

Ms. Pusatiere and Mr. Gibbs delivered a 30-minute presentation about the Arsenal, including its rich history and national defense projects. The students were impressed to hear that the Watervliet Arsenal is the oldest operating arsenal in the U.S. (circa 1813). In fact, it even produced weapons for the Union during the Civil War!

Facility Maintenance Instructor Tyler Jackson was equally intrigued, stating: “As a former Marine, it’s incredible to think that some of the weapons I used in the military were produced here, and now I have the opportunity to train future employees for them. That’s amazing.”

Wasting no time, some of the soon-to-be graduates have already begun exploring employment opportunities with the Watervliet Arsenal.