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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Cement masonry students from the Sierra Nevada Job Corps Center (SNJCC) began community service work on a partial renovation of the Steamboat Hot Springs Healing Center & Spa. SNJCC Career Technical training supervisor Mark Cinkovich says, "Working at Steamboat Hot Springs provides our students with the opportunity to apply their learned skills in a real-world setting." #JobCorpsWorks

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Hawaii Job Corps student Mala Sylvester recently shadowed Congresswoman Hanabusa as part of the 6th Annual Foster Youth Shadow Day! #JobCorpsWorks ... See MoreSee Less

Today is the 6th Annual Foster Youth Shadow Day and I was fortunate to have Kalamaikamala ("Mala") Sylvester join me from Honolulu, Hawaii. Mala chose to participate in the Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Program because she wants to "help make the foster care system better for her fellow brother and sisters in care." Mala is a wonderful young woman. I was glad she could join me for the Women in the Military Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, where she had the opportunity to meet distinguished women leaders from the five services. A success story from the foster care system, I wish Mala the best, confident she will continue to help others in foster care through her leadership by example.

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