Job Corps helped me see potential that I didn't see in myself. They pushed me in the right direction. I wouldn't be as successful as I am now if it weren't for my Job Corps family.
Outreach and Admissions (OA)
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
Career Preparation Period (CPP)
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
Career Development Period (CDP)
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
Career Transition Period (CTP)
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
From earning my high school diploma to training for a high-growth career, the people at Job Corps supported and encouraged me every step of the way. Now I’m ready for the life I always wanted.