Monique Hampton became the Center Director of the Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center on September 1, 2018.
Ms. Hampton began her career with Job Corps in 2008, when she accepted the position of Executive Assistant to the Center Director at the Detroit Job Corps Center, in Detroit, Michigan. The position of Executive Assistant laid the foundation for her to gain an in-depth understanding of the Job Corps Program. As Executive Assistant she wore multiple hats and often found herself working in several roles, including SGA/Leadership Coordinator, the Purchasing Coordinator, and the Business and Community Liaison. While at the Detroit Job Corps Center, she also served as the Office Administration Instructor. In the Office Administration Instructor position, she successfully took the trade, which was low performing and escalated it to a top performing trade within 6 months. After demonstrating an ability to work hard and the ability to learn quickly, Ms. Hampton was promoted to Career Preparation Period (CPP) Manager at the Westover Job Corps Center, located in Chicopee, Massachusetts. As the CPP Manager, she was responsible for organizing and coordinating services for students during their first 60 days of enrollment in the program. After excelling in that position, she was promoted to the Records/Outreach and Admissions (OA)/Career Transition Services (CTS) Manager where she oversaw the Records Department and an OA contract and a CTS Contract. Within one year of being in this role, the OA contract moved from a ranking of #66 in the country to #2 in the country, and the CTS Contract moved from #38 in the country to #4 in the country.
Ms. Hampton joined Human Learning Systems in 2013, where in addition to Center Director at the Gerald R. Ford Center, she has held various positons, including Career Technical Training Manager, Training Director, and Corporate Manager for Compliance and Performance, where she assisted with the improvement of the center’s ranking at Fred G. Acosta Job Corps Center, as well as the CTS ranking at Fred G. Acosta and the Phoenix Job Corps Center.
Ms. Hampton, a former Grand Rapids Public School graduate, received her education from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan, where she obtained a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Counseling, with a certificate in Community College Leadership. She also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, from Grand Valley State University, in Allendale, Michigan.
Ms. Hampton has enjoyed her 10-year tenure with Job Corps, a U.S. Government funded program overseen by the Department of Labor, which provides academic and career technical training to young adults 16 – 24. Her objective is to utilize her leadership skills to achieve company goals, while maintaining a standard of high quality and integrity. She attributes her great success to knowing that Job Corps is part of her God-given purpose in life.