J. Craig Martin
Mr. Martin has over 28 years of youth services programming experience with direct management of over $38 million in federal job training funds under a number of funding streams including Job Corps, the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), the School-to-Work Opportunities Act (STW), and the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act (Welfare-to-Work) and Job Corps. Mr. Martin began his employment and training career in 1991 serving as co-founder and co-owner of Education and Training Resources (ETR). Mr. Martin has over 21 Years of Job Corps Service including relationships with the Mississippi Job Corps Center managing four vocational trades and indirect placement; with DESI at the Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center managing Career Preparation and Career Transition functions; with the USDA Forest Service at the Lyndon B. Johnson Job Corps Center managing Career Preparation, Academic Education, Work-Based Learning, and Center-based Career Transition departments, with American Business Corporation where CESC served as operator of Career Transition Services for the state of Alabama; and, with Global Associates/Career Systems Development Corporation while in the Mentor-Protégé program at the Turner Job Corps Center. There, he managed Career Preparation, Career Development, and Career Transition programs as well as working in areas such as Student Records, Independent Living, Wellness, Solo Parent, and Child Development Programs. Mr. Martin is the founder of Career Education Services Company. Due to life balance and family support demands, Mr. Martin elected to sale a majority portion of CESC which became effective January 2019. This action has allowed him to step down as President and CEO. He will continue to serve with his primary role providing oversight to contract operations.