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Advanced Training

New Training Programs Offer Job Corps Students a Bright Future

In 2010, Job Corps added new advanced training programs to take advantage of growing green technology industries. Four of these programs, Solar Photovoltaic (PV) and Thermal System Installer, Smart Meter Technician, Overhead Line Construction, and Underground Residential Distribution, began enrolling students late last year, and the first graduates should complete their training later this year.

Research into growing industries and future employment opportunities shows that these new programs will make Job Corps graduates even more attractive to employers in the coming years.

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Training Program Focused on Energy Efficiency Launches At Job Corps Centers

With winter weather settling in, high heating bills have many people thinking about energy efficiency in their homes this year. 

Three Job Corps centers have begun offering students a new Weatherization Technician advanced training program that focuses primarily on energy efficiency. The program teaches students with a construction background green skills that will make them more employable in the workforce.

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Earle C. Clements
Changes in the automotive training program provide new opportunities

The repair of hybrid vehicles, new waterborne paint, and new equipment are just a few of the changes in the automotive training program at the Earle C. Clements Job Corps Center that will prepare students for new career opportunities.

“It’s important to learn about hybrid cars now because they’re the future of where the car industry is headed,” said Antoine Sorrells, an automotive student at the Earle C. Clements Job Corps Center. “Hopefully, by learning about this new green technology, we can have secure jobs in the future.”

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