In operation since 1964, Career Systems Development Corporation (CSD) focuses on training at-risk youth. CSD has been a leader in the operation of Job Corps Centers since the inception of the program. The company has been in the forefront of contributions to the program and has assisted thousands of young adults to date.
Career Systems began with a single Job Corps contract under the training division within Graflex, Inc. which later became part of The Singer Company. For many years, the company has experienced continuous growth. In 1987, the 135 year old Singer company was sold and CSD became an independent, privately-held company.
In 2001, CSD became part of the Owl Companies with CSD headquarters relocating to West Henrietta, a suburb of Rochester, New York. In addition to the operation of its Job Corps Centers, CSD also operates a Vocational Assessment and Placement program in Rochester, NY.
Job Corps is funded by Congress, administered by the US Department of Labor, and operated by private companies and the Departments of Agriculture and Interior. Studies show that Job Corps returns $2.02 in students' additional earnings, taxes paid and reduced social costs for every $1 invested.