Job Corps Works

Our nation’s most successful career preparation program for at-risk young adults

For Communities

Job Corps’ return on investment is not limited to the dollars recovered as a result of its students’ educational and skills gains. Job Corps campuses also represent a base of economic activity in their communities that is particularly important during these challenging economic times.

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For Employers

Job Corps succeeds because it takes a demand-driven approach to workforce development. Job Corps recognizes that the only way to prepare workers to be successful in the workforce is to train them for the jobs and to the standards that employers themselves identify.

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For Taxpayers

Studies consistently find Job Corps to be the most effective national dropout recovery program. Last year, 75% of Job Corps’ nearly 50,000 enrollees entered employment or higher education, potentially saving taxpayers and society as much as $38 billion over their lifetimes!

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For At-Risk Youth

Job Corps students have access to charter schools, online high school programs, co-enrollment programs with local schools and community colleges, and vocational offerings in over 100 different trades in 11 major industries. Everything they need to begin a successful career!

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“We have never lost sight of our goal: an America in which every citizen shares all the opportunities of his society, in which every man has a chance to advance his welfare to the limit of his capacities…to finish that work I have called for a national war on poverty. Our objective: total victory.”

–PRESIDENT LYNDON B. JOHNSON (Special Message to the Congress Proposing a Nationwide War on the Sources of Poverty through the Creation of Job Corps and Other Programs)

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Job Corps Centers from across Kentucky recently came together at the Earle C. Clements Job Corps Academy to plan a collaborative event on September 21, 2016, the National Day of Peace. The Youth to Youth (Y2Y) program is against all violence and bullying. The program began in 2015 and has expanded to all Job Corps Centers across the nation.Y2Y students and staff work together to problem solve, become pro-active, and bring about understanding and zero tolerance for violence and bullying. #JobCorpsWorks #Y2Y Congressman Ed Whitfield Senator Mitch McConnell Senator Rand Paul ... See MoreSee Less

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HOPE students from the Gary Job Corps Center assisted the Hays County Food Bank in loading and distributing food for Hays County residents at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Kyle. Over 50 families were served and 900 pounds of food was distributed. Students and staff from the Gary Center have continually partnered with the Hays County Food Bank in collecting food and funds during extreme times of need and have assisted quarterly in receiving and storing donations at the foodbank. #JobCorpsWorks Rep. Lloyd Doggett Senator Ted Cruz John Cornyn ... See MoreSee Less

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“The Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES School of Practical Nursing at the Cassadaga Job Corps Academy marked the graduation of its most recent class. Twelve students completed the intense, one-year training course to prepare for a career as a practical nurse.” #JobCorpsWorks Rep. Tom Reed Senator Chuck Schumer Kirsten Gillibrand ... See MoreSee Less

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