CESC Corporate Synopsis 2019
Career Education Services Company (CESC) was formed in January 2004 by J. Craig Martin. Mr. Martin has more than 28 years of experience managing JTPA, Welfare to Work, School to Work, WIA and Job Corps Center operations. CESC is a qualified Small Business with its principals having provided youth services programming to thousands of young men and women in a variety of residential and non-residential training programs. Prior to CESC, Mr. Martin served as Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Foxmar Inc., d/b/a Education and Training Resources (ETR) in Bowling Green, KY. As with Mr. Martin’s 13-year tenure (1991-2004) as Co-founder of ETR, CESC’s sole mission and business purpose are to design and operate employment and training programs while also looking to provide proven quality services to any number of other applicable government contract operations. CESC’s primary driver is the belief that delivery of quality service results in the organic return of effective outcomes for our customers….those we contract with and the students and operators that receive our services.
CESC’s organization and key management personnel are comprised of knowledgeable Workforce Development, Employment, and Training, and Job Corps professionals that also include a wealth of personal work experiences outside the world of the employment and training space. Our leadership has a combined 90 plus years of experience encompassing a broad range of Workforce Development, Job Corps center operations, Corporate Operations, and other youth and adult programming funded by a variety of public and private funding streams. CESC’s principles have operated residential and non-residential programs at the state and local level to include JTPA, WtW, STW, WIA; and, federally, Job Corps.
In late 2018 Mr. Martin began to evaluate work-life balance concerns and elected to sell a majority stake in CESC to Margaret Grisom-Butler, Jennifer Reid, and Brandie Townsend, all natives of Alabama and graduates of Auburn University. These wonderful new majority owners possess a wealth of both workforce development knowledge and private sector work experiences that will serve to build the foundation for new initiatives and target contract goals. The transaction was completed effective January 2019 with Mrs. Butler taking on the role of President and CEO and Chairman of the Board. Mr. Martin will continue to serve as Executive
Vice-President and Board Member with his primary role serving to deliver contract operations supervision.