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Job Corps

About Job Corps

Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 to prepare for careers and independent living, obtain employment at livable wages and maintain long-term attachment to the workforce.

At Job Corps, students enroll to learn a trade, earn a high school diploma or GED and get help finding a good job. When you join the program, you will be paid a biweekly allowance, which increases the longer you stay in the program. Job Corps provides career counseling, placement and transition support to its students for up to 18 months after they graduate from the program.

Funded by the United States Congress under the Workforce Investment Act, Job Corps has been training young adults for meaningful careers since 1964. Job Corps is committed to offering all students a safe, drug-free environment where they can take advantage of the resources provided.

Students attend Job Corps for up to two years, focusing on academic and vocational training as well as personal and professional skills. Job Corps places a high percentage of students in jobs, the military, or higher education. Job Corps enhances students' wages, overall earnings, fringe benefits and length of employment.

Building and maintaining solid community support has long been a CSD strength. Linkages with the community increase placement opportunities for students upon graduation. Through a wide variety of service projects, students learn valuable skills while enhancing their communities.

Below please find some great informational brochures about Job Corps!

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