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Frequently Asked Questions

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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

What is Job Corps?

Job Corps is the nation's largest career technical training and education program for young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income. A voluntary program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, Job Corps provides eligible young men and women with an opportunity to gain the experience they need to begin a career or advance to higher education.

To find out more about the Job Corps program, please feel free to explore our Web site, and in particular, our About Job Corps page.

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Where is Job Corps?

Job Corps has 125 centers nationwide, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Please see our Locations page to find the Job Corps center nearest you.

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What does Job Corps offer?

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Job Corps offers hands-on training in more than 100 career technical areas, including: automotive and machine repair, construction, finance and business services, health care, hospitality, information technology, manufacturing, renewable resources, and many more. All training programs are aligned with industry certifications and are designed to meet the requirements of today's careers.

Job Corps also offers the opportunity to earn a high school diploma or a GED for those youth who don't have either. For youth who already have a high school diploma, Job Corps can help them prepare for college through partnerships with local colleges. Resources are also available for English Language Learners.

Courses in independent living, employability skills, and social skills are offered to all Job Corps students in order to help them make the transition into the workplace. For more information, please see our Recruiting website.

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Page last updated: Wednesday, September 21, 2016