Info for Parents

Four Job Corps graduates

Job Corps is the nation's largest career technical and education program for young people of at least 16 years of age. A voluntary program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, Job Corps provides eligible young men and women with an opportunity to gain the experience they need to begin a career or advance to higher education.

Your son or daughter should consider joining Job Corps because:

  • Students can earn a high school diploma, a GED, or college credits through Job Corps.
  • Job Corps offers career technical training in more than 100 career areas.
  • Students receive housing, meals, basic health care, a living allowance, and training and preparation for a career - all at no cost.
  • For up to 18 months after graduation from Job Corps, students will get help from Job Corps to make the transition into the real world.

For more information, please see our Parents' Guide to Job Corps (1,990 kb PDF file) or call (800) 733-JOBS today!

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