Job Corps

Job Corps For enrollment information, call (800) 733-JOBS (5627) or visit http://jobcorps.gov. Administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, Job Corps is the nation's largest career technical training and education program for low-income young people ages 16 through 24.

Job Corps is a U.S. Department of Labor Equal Opportunity Employer Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. 1-800-733-JOBS (5627), TDD/TTY 1-877-889-5627

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12/25/2020

Happy Holidays from all of us at Job Corps. We are so proud of the hard work and dedication you have all shown this year. Wishing you a joyful holiday!❤️

Things are looking festive at Blue Ridge Job Corps! Students spent time decorating their dorm rooms for the holidays – w...
12/24/2020

Things are looking festive at Blue Ridge Job Corps! Students spent time decorating their dorm rooms for the holidays – wrapping paper, bows and all! ❄️🎁

“I earned my credentials along with real world experience at a local Jiffy Lube shop during my Job Corps training. If yo...
12/23/2020

“I earned my credentials along with real world experience at a local Jiffy Lube shop during my Job Corps training. If you fail, don’t let it define you. Step back and look at it again.” – Chase, Old Dominion JC grad.

This is great advice, Chase! 👏 Don’t let the past define you. Start fresh with Job Corps: https://tinyurl.com/y22gzre9

12/22/2020
U.S. Forest Service - Colville National Forest

Name a campus that has more holiday spirit than Curlew ... we’ll wait. Not only did they decorate campus, but they coordinated their light show to music on a local radio station. Now anyone in the city can drive by and get in the holiday spirit.🎄✨

Curlew Job Corps, on the Republic Ranger District of the Colville National Forest, is excited to invite everyone to their Center. Starting this Friday, December 18 through the end of January from 5-7pm you can experience the lights and sounds of the season.

Tune your radio station to 88.1 to experience the dancing lights.

For the safety of the students and staff we ask that everyone remain in their vehicles during this FREE evening event. Please note: there are no public restrooms available.

Learn more about Curlew Job Corps:
https://curlew.jobcorps.gov/

Ready to start fresh in 2021?  At Job Corps, you can get the training you need to create the future you want. JC grad (D...
12/22/2020

Ready to start fresh in 2021? At Job Corps, you can get the training you need to create the future you want.

JC grad (David L. Carrasco) Raquel worked as a certified nurse assistant (CNA) for two years before moving into a position at the Medical Services Administration office in the State Center. #CareersBeginHere

Get after your goals like Raquel! Apply today: https://tinyurl.com/y22gzre9

Build a solid foundation in the new year with Job Corps! During the New Orleans Job Corps Center’s Job Shadow Day, Ragen...
12/21/2020

Build a solid foundation in the new year with Job Corps! During the New Orleans Job Corps Center’s Job Shadow Day, Ragene met Youth Rebuilding New Orleans (a nonprofit that engages local youth in the betterment of the New Orleans community). They took notice of Ragene’s hard work and offered him a job that launched his career in construction.

What are you hoping to accomplish in 2021? Apply to Job Corps today: https://tinyurl.com/y22gzre9

With the new year around the corner, let’s take a look back and celebrate some wins from this year! First up, Long Beach...
12/19/2020

With the new year around the corner, let’s take a look back and celebrate some wins from this year! First up, Long Beach Clinical Medical Assistant JC grad Melissa for her promotion to supervisor at the health care center where she works!

“I selected an industry where there is always opportunity for growth, and Job Corps provided me a free education for it,” Melissa said.

What’s your biggest win from this year? Learn more today: https://tinyurl.com/y22gzre9

From Job Corps Security student and Student Government Association president to full-time employee at Randall L. William...
12/17/2020

From Job Corps Security student and Student Government Association president to full-time employee at Randall L. Williams Correctional Facility, Job Corps helped Jaquan reach his goals! #CareersBeginHere

How can Job Corps help you get after your goals too? Apply now: https://tinyurl.com/y2zr2jjy

12/17/2020

Wishing you and all of our Job Corps students, graduates and staff a happy holiday season! ❄⛄

Our emergency medical technician students at #PhiladelphiaJobCorps learn instructors with job experience! Phil has been ...
12/16/2020

Our emergency medical technician students at #PhiladelphiaJobCorps learn instructors with job experience! Phil has been teaching at this center for 9 years, and has 20 years’ experience in emergency medical services.

What will you learn at Job Corps? Apply today: https://philadelphia.jobcorps.gov/.

“Job Corps opened doors for me with my internship, work, and college. I am more independent, responsible, and I have my ...
12/15/2020

“Job Corps opened doors for me with my internship, work, and college. I am more independent, responsible, and I have my own apartment. I have responsibilities now, and before Job Corps, I had no exact direction.” – Alicia, David L. Carrasco JC grad.

Alicia completed two internships during her time at Job Corps. She is also a full-time student at El Paso Community College. Keep up the hard work, Alicia! #CareersBeginHere

Get more independence with Job Corps. Learn more: https://tinyurl.com/y2zr2jjy

Talk about impressive work! 👏 Jerry graduated from Oneonta Job Corps with a full-time position at TECHSICO Towers in Okl...
12/13/2020

Talk about impressive work! 👏

Jerry graduated from Oneonta Job Corps with a full-time position at TECHSICO Towers in Oklahoma. In fact, his employer was so impressed, he reached out to Jerry’s center to tell them how impressed he was with Jerry’s skills.

No matter where your skills take you, start at Job Corps. Apply today: https://tinyurl.com/y2zr2jjy

Nothing is better than seeing a Job Corps student get after their goals. When Tre first arrived at Gulfport Job Corps, h...
12/12/2020

Nothing is better than seeing a Job Corps student get after their goals.

When Tre first arrived at Gulfport Job Corps, he was determined to better himself. He worked hard, completed Advanced Training with the with the Transportation Communications Union / IAM, and began a job with GATX as a railcar mechanic. Way to go, Tre! #JobCorpsWorks

Get on track with Job Corps: https://tinyurl.com/y2zr2jjy

Hey, Job Corps students! Looking to connect with other students? Join the Job Corps Student Group to share stories, stay...
12/11/2020

Hey, Job Corps students! Looking to connect with other students? Join the Job Corps Student Group to share stories, stay informed, and stay motivated with students from centers across the country.

Request to join today! https://bit.ly/3naVnlX

12/11/2020

How many social media channels does Job Corps have? Bonus points if you can name the channels we have! We’ll share the answer below at 4:30 p.m. ET today.

A fresh start is closer than you think. Whether you’re looking to begin a new career or grow your skills for a bigger op...
12/10/2020

A fresh start is closer than you think. Whether you’re looking to begin a new career or grow your skills for a bigger opportunity, your next step is at #WilmingtonJobCorps.

Learn more today: https://wilmington.jobcorps.gov/

Job Corps is here to support you and give you the tools you need to build a great future. Don’t just take it from us. Se...
12/09/2020

Job Corps is here to support you and give you the tools you need to build a great future. Don’t just take it from us. See what JC grad (Carl D. Perkins) Tiffany has to say about her Job Corps experience:

“Because of my Job Corps training and [credentials], employers started me at a higher wage. Job Corps gave me a routine, motivation, structure, discipline, focus, goals, increased my communication and public speaking skills, and molded me to pursue my dreams. I’ve trained, worked, and continue to increase my education because of my Job Corps experience.”

We couldn’t have said it better. Ready to learn more? Apply today! https://tinyurl.com/y2zr2jjy

Ready, set, action! 🎥 North Texas Job Corps made their on-screen debut on CBS “Tough as Nails” show this past July.These...
12/08/2020

Ready, set, action! 🎥 North Texas Job Corps made their on-screen debut on CBS “Tough as Nails” show this past July.

These Bricklaying students were tasked with building a large brick wall in a short time with the least craftsmanship errors. Way to go, team!

Build success at Job Corps. Apply now: shorturl.at/qGU78

From hostess to baker, to security officer, Ivorie had tried it all, but was still wanting more for herself. Then she ma...
12/07/2020

From hostess to baker, to security officer, Ivorie had tried it all, but was still wanting more for herself. Then she made her way to New Orleans Job Corps, where she got after her goals and pursued her passion in culinary arts. She is now a chef and is highly praised by her supervisors.

Stir up success at Job Corps: https://tinyurl.com/y2zr2jjy

Meet Donna, who has been teaching our clinical medical assistant students at #PhiladelphiaJobCorps for over a year! She ...
12/06/2020

Meet Donna, who has been teaching our clinical medical assistant students at #PhiladelphiaJobCorps for over a year! She has a professional background as a medical assistant, emergency medical technician-basic, and clinical operations manager.

Learn more about Job Corps today: https://philadelphia.jobcorps.gov/.

“Job Corps has given me the opportunity to go to college and further my career while providing a safe home and an empowe...
12/05/2020

“Job Corps has given me the opportunity to go to college and further my career while providing a safe home and an empowering community. If it were not for this program, my life might have gone in a totally different path. I gratefully thank Job Corps for giving me a good foundation to build a great life and future.” – Isaac, Long Beach JC grad.

Isaac is currently the executive assistant and scheduler for the mayor of Long Beach, Calif.

Further your career opportunities with Job Corps. Learn more: https://tinyurl.com/y2zr2jjy

12/04/2020

How many career pathways does Job Corps offer? Here’s a hint: it’s more than the number of legs on an octopus. Check back for the answer later today!

“I love my career, being able to travel, and having opportunities to learn new cultures. I have Job Corps to thank for t...
12/03/2020

“I love my career, being able to travel, and having opportunities to learn new cultures. I have Job Corps to thank for that!” – Delashaa, Little Rock JC grad.

Job Corps helped Delashaa reach her goal of joining the United States Marine Corps. Where will Job Corps take you? Apply today: shorturl.at/qGU78

Meet Mekayla, a JC grad (Brunswick and Denison) and the definition of hard work and determination. Before she started Jo...
12/01/2020

Meet Mekayla, a JC grad (Brunswick and Denison) and the definition of hard work and determination.

Before she started Job Corps, Mekayla was homeless and lacking direction for her future. Now, she’s a registered nurse working in long-term care and labor and delivery. Amazing work, Mekayla! #CareersBeginHere

Are you ready to take back your future too? Apply to Job Corps today. shorturl.at/qGU78

Small world! 🌍North Texas Job Corps grad Malik was working at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where he ended ...
11/30/2020

Small world! 🌍North Texas Job Corps grad Malik was working at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where he ended up discharging one of the instructors from his old campus!

Who will you connect with because of Job Corps? Apply today: shorturl.at/qGU78

“Job Corps impacted my life by giving me a sense of responsibility and taught me how to be an adult,” Isaiah said. Just ...
11/29/2020

“Job Corps impacted my life by giving me a sense of responsibility and taught me how to be an adult,” Isaiah said. Just 1 year ago, he was standing in the Long Beach JC gymnasium ready to walk across the stage and graduate with credentials in the Certified Nurse Assistant and Clinical Medical Assistant training areas. Now he’s employed by Kaleidoscope Home Care working in the health care field! #CareersBeginHere

What will you have accomplished by this time next year? Let us help you get there. shorturl.at/qGU78

“At Job Corps, I was taught to work hard and do the job right the first time. Always work hard, be detailed, and get the...
11/28/2020

“At Job Corps, I was taught to work hard and do the job right the first time. Always work hard, be detailed, and get the job done right.” – Justin, Old Dominion JC grad.

Take Justin’s advice and work hard to achieve your goals! Interested in our free career training program? Learn more today: shorturl.at/qGU78

Meet Edward, the Facilities Maintenance instructor at #PhiladelphiaJobCorps for over 15 years. With more than 50 years’ ...
11/27/2020

Meet Edward, the Facilities Maintenance instructor at #PhiladelphiaJobCorps for over 15 years. With more than 50 years’ experience in the construction industry, Edward brings his hands-on knowledge to Job Corps as a former tradesman, foreman, superintendent, project manager, business owner, and more.

What can you learn at Job Corps? Apply today: https://philadelphia.jobcorps.gov/

11/27/2020

How many Job Corps centers are there? Hint: It’s more than a baker’s dozen. 😉 Comment your guess below and check back for the answer later today!

This #ThankfulThursday, we’re thankful for all of our hardworking students who haven’t let anything stop them from getti...
11/26/2020

This #ThankfulThursday, we’re thankful for all of our hardworking students who haven’t let anything stop them from getting after their goals this year. ❤️

The best advice Marlon (Long Beach JC grad) received in Job Corps was to “follow your dreams and work hard. Hard work al...
11/25/2020

The best advice Marlon (Long Beach JC grad) received in Job Corps was to “follow your dreams and work hard. Hard work always pays off.” We agree, Marlon!

Get after your career goals at Job Corps. Apply today: https://bit.ly/2OePZhT

“New Orleans Job Corps provided me the foundation I needed to succeed in my passion … Culinary Arts.” – Jasey, JC grad.M...
11/23/2020

“New Orleans Job Corps provided me the foundation I needed to succeed in my passion … Culinary Arts.” – Jasey, JC grad.

Meet Jasey. She’s the lead chef for the New Orleans Saints “Coach’s Corner” kitchen, where she prepares lunch and dinner for the team’s coaching staff. Talk about a dream job!

Turn your dreams into reality like Jasey. Start training for free at Job Corps! https://bit.ly/2OePZhT

Lester worked hard to earn his cement masonry credentials from Job Corps. Not only did he graduate with an apprenticeshi...
11/22/2020

Lester worked hard to earn his cement masonry credentials from Job Corps. Not only did he graduate with an apprenticeship, but he was offered a full-time position with Pinnacle Industries! #CareersBeginHere

Lester is proof that hard work pays off. Learn more about Job Corps today: https://bit.ly/2OePZhT

“My security training and knowledge gained at Job Corps prepared me well for the Marines.” – Marco, Old Dominion JC grad...
11/21/2020

“My security training and knowledge gained at Job Corps prepared me well for the Marines.” – Marco, Old Dominion JC grad.

Thank you for your service in the U.S. Marine Corps, Marco!

Interested in learning more about the career paths you can take after Job Corps? Learn more: https://bit.ly/2OePZhT

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Job Corps is a tuition-free training and education program that connects eligible young men and women with the skills and educational opportunities they need to establish real careers.

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