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Gov. Justice celebrates 500th Jobs & Hope graduates

May 12th, 2024 by WCBC Radio

Gov. Justice joined the Jobs & Hope WV team to celebrate their 500th graduates. The event honored Sierra Mullins and Joshua Shane McCoy, the program’s 500th and 501st graduates, and their employers, ORDERS Construction and Peer Solutions. During the 2019 State of the State address, Gov. Justice introduced Jim's Dream, a beacon of hope amid West Virginia's struggle with the opioid crisis. Gov. Justice’s visionary initiative laid the foundation for Jobs & Hope WV, a comprehensive program aimed at creating real, positive change. In October 2019, Gov. Justice launched Jobs & Hope WV, marking a significant step forward in the fight against the Substance Use Disorder Crisis in West Virginia. The collaborative program offers support through a statewide collaboration of agencies that provide West Virginians in need the opportunity to obtain career training and to ultimately secure meaningful employment.  "Today's 500th graduates are a testament to the remarkable impact of the Jobs & Hope program," Gov. Justice said. "It all began with a dream I had for a better life for West Virginians grappling with addiction. Now, Jobs & Hopes has shattered so many records it's unbelievable. We are heading in the right direction and need to keep on rolling because lives are being changed."