In April of 2020, the Office of Job Corps distributed Program Instruction Notice 19-15 (PIN 19-15) to the Job Corps system. The Office of Job Corps subsequently issued Program Instruction Notice 19-17 (PIN 19-17) announcing that on May 11, 2020, all Job Corps centers will convert to distance learning. In August, Job Corps issued Program Instruction Notice 20-06 (PIN 20-06) to communicate plans to distribute nationwide 25,000 Chromebooks, each with a carrying case, and 25,000 hot spots with data service, for use of students in distance learning and on campus, as appropriate. ETA continues to host weekly calls with Job Corps operators and regional staff to discuss and solve pressing issues facing our students, staff and centers. We remain grateful to the Office of Job Corps and ETA for their leadership during the pandemic.
The Job Corps community of operators has begun to develop resources to assist Job Corps staff and students in the transition to distance learning as well as to prepare for the eventual re-opening of Job Corps Centers. Please click on the links below to download or link to the guides.
The following documents were also put together by the Job Corps Community of operators and sent to the Department of Labor:
The NJCA has also posted questions developed as part of the Job Corps Distance Learning Workgroup as guidance for putting together distance learning plans here.