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Name: Primrose, Edna
Current Position: Previous Administrator

A longtime job training executive, Edna Primrose has served as the national director of the Job Corps program since March 2010.

Primrose attended college at Towson University in Maryland, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration.
In 1984, she began her professional career with the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), a Job Corps National Training Contractor. Working her way from administrative assistant to program coordinator, she was chosen to lead the IUOE Job Corps Training Program as national director from 1997-2000.
In 2000, Primrose joined the National Office of Job Corps as its chief performance officer, directing the Division of Program Support and Accountability. She oversaw the performance assessment and measurement system for the program, establishing benchmarks and developing the infrastructure to comply with the Workforce Investment Act.
From 2003 to 2007, Primrose served as deputy center director of the Woodstock Job Corps Center and center director of the Woodland Job Corps Center, both in Maryland.
Prior to joining the Obama administration, she was executive director of policy development and staff training at Adams and Associates, Inc., a company that operates twelve Job Corps Centers in nine states.
Official Biography (Job Corps)
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