Jacksonville Job Corps partners with Johnson & Johnson Vision


COMMENTARY | When representatives from Johnson & Johnson Vision visited the Jacksonville Job Corps Center two years ago, nobody on the tour could have imagined it would be the start of changing lives.

But that’s exactly what happened when the global lens manufacturer decided to invest $200,000 in a training room for manufacturing technology at the center.

Job Corps is a career and technical training program for students 16 to 24 years old. And the global headquarters for Johnson and Johnson Vision is right here in Jacksonville, the maker of ACUVUE, the world’s best-selling contact lens. The company’s contact lenses are available in more than 100 countries.

On the surface, it’s an unusual match for sure. But when you think about the future of manufacturing and the lack of interest in pursuing manufacturing careers it makes perfect sense.

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