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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Members of the Kentucky Job Corps Consortium attended the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Congressional Forum August 29 in Louisville, Kentucky. The group had the opportunity to present Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) with a signed poster from all Kentucky Job Corps Centers in support of the recent Y2Y (Youth 2 Youth) efforts against violence and bulling. The group also had the opportunity to speak with Senator Mitch McConnell during the forum and pose questions to Congressman Brett Guthrie. #JobCorpsWorks ... See MoreSee Less

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The Oneonta Job Corps Academy recently hosted its 3rd Annual Community Appreciation Night Softball Game. Prior to the game, three community members were inducted in the Community Member Hall of Fame. Another community partnership proving #JobCorpsWorks Congressman Chris Gibson Senator Chuck Schumer Kirsten Gillibrand ... See MoreSee Less

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Kentucky Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton visited Union County recently and the Earle C. Clements Job Corps Academy Pre-Military Cadets were there to welcome her at the Sturgis Airport. #JobCorpsWorks Senator Mitch McConnell Senator Rand Paul ... See MoreSee Less

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