Program Information

Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 to 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training.

Students can earn a high school diploma or the equivalent, or college credits through Job Corps.

We offer career technical training in more than 100 career areas.  Students receive housing/dormitories, nutritious meal options, basic medical care, a living allowance, and career training all at no cost.

After graduation, a career transition specialist will help your student make the transition from Job Corps into the real world.

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The Job Corps Process

Planning

Job Corps offers more than 100 different career training areas at 125 centers across the nation. When you meet with an Admissions Representative, you will have the opportunity to discuss your background and interests and select a training area. Your Admissions Representative will help you complete the steps necessary to enroll at a center and begin your career path.

Training

Once you arrive at a center, you are on your way!  Your career development plan will include the necessary academic and training courses to ensure that you develop the knowledge and skills to help you succeed.  If you haven’t graduated from high school, Job Corps can help you earn your high school diploma or equivalent, and get you in a tutoring program if you need extra guidance. You will also have the chance to train with professionals at actual work sites through Job Corps’ Work-Based Learning Program. Job Corps works with employers in every corner of the country to provide students with on-the-job experience.

Placement

Not only does Job Corps help you develop a career plan and provide the training to help you achieve your goals, but when your training is completed, Job Corps will help you get the job! A career transition specialist will work with you after you graduate to help you find the right job. After students complete the program, Job Corps provides transitional support services, such as help finding employment, housing and transportation.