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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Congressman James Comer of Kentucky met with the students and staff of the Muhlenberg JCC. Students shared their current interests and future goals for after they graduate. Comer explained, “I’m proud of each student who is learning a skill in heavy equipment and welding, you will have a job wherever you go.” #jobcorpsworks ... See MoreSee Less

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Congressman G. K. Butterfield​ recently visited the Kittrell JCC. During the visit students spoke about their trainings and future plans, while staff discussed curriculum and student success rates. Congressman Butterfield remarked, “There are many young people in our community with a lot of ability and talent, but they may have trouble getting the opportunity to utilize their full potential. Job Corps provides that opportunity. Kittrell Job Corps Center provides great economic value to our community by helping its students receive the training and education needed to build a successful career in today’s economy.” #jobcorpsworks ... See MoreSee Less

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Youth2Youth Student Ambassadors of the Carl D. Perkins JCC volunteered at the City of Prestonsburg’s 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Students helped with parking, preparing food, and hiding over 10,000 Easter eggs for children. The Youth2Youth program advocates for peace in JCC centers and surrounding communities. #jobcorpsworks Congressman Hal Rogers Senator Mitch McConnell Senator Rand Paul ... See MoreSee Less

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