Welcome to Job Corps! In this primary phase, you will learn…
- What Job Corps is all about
- How we can help you start a career
- What learning and working on a Job Corps center will be like
- What your responsibilities will be as a student
- What career training is available at your assigned Job Corps center
In your first 60 days on center, you will…
- Create and commit to a Personal Career Development Plan (PCDP) with the help of Job Corps staff
- Visit and learn about American Job Centers / One-Stop Centers
- Learn and practice personal responsibility skills required at the workplace
- Learn, demonstrate, and practice job search skills
With the help of center staff and employers, you will…
- Learn industry-related technical and academic skills
- Demonstrate interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills
- Practice social and personal management skills
You will then…
- Begin the job search process
- Prepare for independent living
As a Job Corps graduate, you will…
- Successfully get your first job
- Find living accommodations, transportation, and family support resources needed to continue working (with the support of the center and other Job Corps service providers)
- Continue to contact Job Corps service providers to seek their support, if needed
- Respond to 13-week, 6-month, and 12-month survey requests
16 to 24
16 to 24-year-olds ready to work toward a successful future are welcome. The maximum age limit may be waived if the applicant is a person with a documented disability. For minors, a parent or guardian must sign a consent form.
In need of
The applicant faces one or more barriers to employment like needing additional career technical training, education, counseling, and/or assistance to complete regular schoolwork or to secure and maintain employment.
Applicants must meet one or more of these conditions: receives public assistance, earns poverty-level income, is homeless, is a foster child, or qualifies for free or reduced-price lunch. Your admissions counselor will help you determine your eligibility.
Able to Work
in the USA
The applicant is a legal resident of the U.S. or a U.S territory or a lawfully admitted permanent resident alien, refugee, asylee, parolee, or immigrant who has been authorized by the U.S. attorney general to work in the United States.
The student has made suitable arrangements for the care of any dependent children for the proposed period of enrollment.
dates or fines
The student does not require any face-to-face court or institutional supervision or court-imposed fines while enrolled.
The student does not exhibit behavioral problems that could keep you or others from experiencing Job Corps' full benefits.
The student does not use drugs illegally.