Job Corps Student from Guam Meets Labor Secretary and Deputy Secretary

For Immediate Release – December 30, 2022

Hagåtña, Guam – A student from Guam who is enrolled in the Hawaii Job Corps program in Maui is making an impression as an outstanding apprentice. Erulei Ngiralmuut was given an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. earlier this month to serve as a student representative at the Job Corps Leadership Summit. While in the nation’s capital, Ngiralmuut had the opportunity to meet with Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, Deputy Secretary of Labor Julie Su, U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) Director of Job Corps Rachel Torres, and congressional representatives.

Ngiralmuut is following in the footsteps of fellow Guam native Anastasia Gschwend, who graduated from the Maui Campus and was accepted into the advanced culinary program at Treasure Island Job Corps in San Francisco. Gschwend’s dream is to open a food truck business when she returns to Guam.

Ngiralmuut graduated from the Maui Campus in May 2022 in basic culinary arts. She then completed a work-based learning internship at the Haliimaile General Store, one of Maui’s premiere restaurants operated by renowned chef Beverly Gannon. Like Gschwend, Ngiralmuut hopes to further her culinary arts education by attending Job Corps’ advanced culinary training program in San Francisco.

“I am so proud of Erulei for being an exceptional student and for representing Guam well. This is a well-deserved recognition for her hard work to advance her career and follow her dreams,” said Guam Department of Labor Director David Dell’Isola. “I also want to congratulate all the students from Guam who have taken steps to secure their futures with the Job Corps Program. Job Corps is an excellent program that provides students with free education and training in a career path of their choice. We have seen countless success stories from Guam and I continue to encourage students to explore the opportunities available to them through Job Corps.”

Job Corps Students from Guam

Dell’Isola met with two new student enrollees on December 28 to send them off to the Maui Campus. Nicolas Powell and Davely Chewek leave next week to Maui to begin their training courses. Powell will study business while Chewek plans to study culinary arts.

In November, Dell’Isola met with Gibson Ngiralmuut who is now studying construction at the Waimanalo Campus.

Job Corps

Job Corps is a tuition-free career training program that prepares eligible young people ages 16 through 24 for meaningful careers in various industries while attending classes off island with all expenses covered. Guam applicants must be 18 years old by the time they are accepted into the program. Room and board, basic medical care, transportation, meals, and stipends are all provided at no cost to the student. The program also helps students complete their high school education and provides transitional support services. Students are sent home during winter break for two weeks to be with their families with airfare covered.

In addition to the courses available at the Hawaii Job Corps centers, students may take advanced training courses in other Job Corps Centers nationwide if they show an aptitude in other fields of interest. Job Corps has over 40 different industry advanced training programs that range from Licensed Practical Nursing in Iowa or New York, to Security and Protective Services in Kentucky, Transportation and Communications in Los Angeles, Automotive Training in Utah, to Culinary Arts in San Francisco, and other training courses across the country.

For more information about the Job Corps Programs, or how to enroll, visit the American Job Center on the 3rd floor of GCIC Building, 414 W Soledad Ave in Hagåtña, call 671-475-7000/1, send an email to, or visit

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