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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The Talking Leaves Job Corps Center had a group of recent graduates return to the center and walk across the ceremonial stage to receive their diploma. "I knew in order to begin a successful career, I would need my high school diploma. I’m so grateful for the opportunity Talking Leaves Job Corps gave me to earn my diploma as well as achieve my Medical Assistant certification. Job Corps helped me get on the pathway to success!" - Alan Vasquez, recent graduate. #JobCorpsWorks Congressman Markwayne Mullin Senator Jim Inhofe Senator James Lankford ... See MoreSee Less

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Did you know that Job Corps emphasizes community service across its 125 campuses? In fact, in 2016 Job Corps students and staff donated more than 76,000 hours to local service projects! On this #GivingTuesday, give back by donating to NJCA’s non-profit sister organization, Foundation for Youth Opportunities (FYO). The FYO helps Job Corps students, staff and campuses in a variety of philanthropic ways, and with your help can expand its reach in 2017. Log on to now! ... See MoreSee Less

Students from the St. Louis Job Corps Center recently partnered with the Hamilton Heights Neighborhood Organization to help the community plant 30 trees in a local park. The effort was part of the center's initiative to encourage students to help make a difference in their local community. Job Corps Works for Communities! Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay Senator Claire McCaskill Senator Roy Blunt

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