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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New Orleans Job Corps carpentry students read to the second grade of Esperanza Charter School as part of Read Across America on Thursday, March 2, 2017. #jobcorpsworks Rep. Cedric Richmond John Neely Kennedy Bill Cassidy ... See MoreSee Less

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Oklahoma’s Guthrie Job Corps Center​ Admissions and Outreach Counselors, Sasha Watts and Misha-el Thompson, as well as computer-tech student Cameron Coats appeared on KFOR-TV’s Rise and Shine morning program to promote why #jobcorpsworks Senator James LankfordSenator Jim Inhofee
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At Guthrie Job Corps, students receive the skills needed to succeed in today’s workforce - at no cost to them or their families! If you are looking for a bet...

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68 students celebrated their graduation from the Sierra Nevada Job Corps on March 3, 2017. The program featured guest speaker and psychologist, Norris Dupree, who urged the graduates to continue to achieve:
“I am passionate about education and I am challenging these great students sitting before me to increase their expectation for their future.” #JobCorpsWorks
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