Job Corps recognizes outstanding employee

CASSADAGA – Cassadaga Job Corps Academy has announced that Kim Curtin has been recognized as the first employee of the month for 2014. Curtin works as a recreation specialist in the academy’s recreation department. She is responsible to help develop positive engaging activities that promote a students personal growth and development. She is part of a team that monitors the academy’s recreation building, gymnasium, weight room, as well as off center recreational trips. Curtin was selected for the honor because she is friendly, funny, helpful, respectful, dedicated, a team player and mentor. She is always willing to volunteer to do more than her job duties require. She is an excellent role model for the students and is respected by both her teammates and the students.

Curtin has been employed at the academy since 2011 and has worked in recreation since starting at the academy. Curtin graduated from Edinboro University with a degree in health promotions.

Curtin said, “My favorite aspect of my job is interacting with the students on a daily basis. It is really rewarding to watch how they progress during the program.”

Pat Stivers, recreation manager, said, “Kim is a crucial part of the recreation staff. She is respected among the student body and has a kind and patient attitude towards others. She is always early for work and is willing to complete any tasks that come her way. She is a dedicated staff member and the recreation department values her highly.”

The Cassadaga Job Corps Academy provides career technical training to young people age 16 to 24 to assist them in gaining employment in high demand occupational fields.

Employment opportunities exist for any person seriously interested in building a career in working with young people. For more information about Cassadaga Job Corps please visit For information about employment opportunities with the academy and Career Systems Development Co., the operator of the Academy, please visit