New Haven Job Corps Center graduation ceremony with keynote speaker Anton C. Bizzell, M.D., Chairman and CEO, Bizzell

New Haven Job Corps Center Celebrates 34 Graduates

Keynote Speech Delivered by Dr. Anton C. Bizzell

August 30, 2023 (New Carrollton, Md) The New Haven Job Corps Center will celebrate its 2023 graduating class with a ceremony focused on the students’ hard work and determination, highlighting the successes and skills developed in the center’s various programs.

Anton C. Bizzell, MD, Chairman and CEO of Bizzell, which operates the New Haven center, will address the 34 students as the keynote speaker. The students accomplished their educational goals by obtaining their high school diploma – or receiving a skills certificate for an in-demand occupation in building construction, culinary arts, and certified nursing assistant programs.

“It is an honor to deliver the keynote speech,” said Dr. Bizzell. “This is an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of these bright young people as they embark on the next step in their journey. I look forward to seeing what a lasting impact they will make on our world with their knowledge and perseverance.”

Deroll Barrett, New Haven Center Director, expressed his gratitude by saying, “We are delighted to share this amazing moment with Dr. Bizzell. His professional achievements and dedication to creating positive change throughout communities worldwide inspire and empower our youth.”

The New Haven Job Corps Center offers programs from 6–24 months depending on the career trajectory. The goal is to place every student into a sustainable job by the time they graduate from the program. New Haven is a full-service site where up to 132 students can live in the dormitories; 25 commute from nearby.

Other speakers include a student poem reading by Mr. Antonio Black, as well as a tribute song by graduate, Ms. Ellen E. Dossous. Commencement for the Class of 2023 will be held on Wednesday, August 30, at 2pm, at the New Haven Job Corps Center.

About Job Corps

Job Corps, the nation’s largest residential job training program, prepares young adults, ages 16-24, with education and hands-on career training for entry-level positions that lead to careers in today’s workforce. For more information, visit

About Bizzell

Bizzell is a HUBZone-certified strategy, consulting, and technology firm with a mission to improve lives and accelerate positive change. Bizzell partners with the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration on a broad range of support services, resources, and programs to operate four Job Corps Centers: Guthrie, Oklahoma; Long Beach, California; New Haven, Connecticut; and Tulsa, Oklahoma. Learn more at

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