What is Job Corps?

Job Corps is our nation’s most successful career preparation program for at-risk young adults age 16-24. The 126 Job Corps campuses in all 50 states have helped nearly 3 million disadvantaged young Americans complete their high school education and transition into higher education, a gainful career, or military service.

Job Corps is able to succeed with a population that has been left behind by the traditional education system because Job Corps provides practical training tied to employers’ real expectations. Job Corps’ demand-driven model recognizes that young workers’ success in today’s labor market depends on four factors: personal development, education, job skills, and job readiness.

development

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

A home with supervision and mentoring from caring adults

Three meals a day as well as basic health care

Leadership development programs

Financial literacy training

education

EDUCATION

Multiple high school diploma options, including charter schools

Post-secondary credit

Community college co-enrollment

skills

JOB SKILLS

Training in over 100 trades in 11 industries

Industry-recognized certifications and credentials

Real experience and hands-on training

readiness

JOB READINESS

Job placement

Residential living and social development programs

Counseling and mentoring

Internships with employers