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Job Corps: Ages 16-24

Is Job Corps for You?
Job Corps is a career training and education program for students ages 16 through 24 who meet low-income requirements. It is designed to help students find the path to personal and career success – all at no cost to eligible students. Also, if you have students who may not be ready to start college after high school graduation or are struggling in the traditional high school environment, Job Corps may be the solution.
How Does Job Corps Work?
Hands-on training is offered in more than 100 career areas, including Welding, Automobile Technician, Carpentry, Culinary Arts, Computer Technician, and many more.
Opportunities are provided for high school graduates to continue their education at the college level. For those who haven’t graduated from high school, Job Corps helps students earn a high school diploma or GED.
A career transition services counselor assists students with transitioning from Job Corps into the working world for up to 21 months after graduation.
What Does Job Corps Offer?
Most of a student’s time, while at the center, is devoted to career technical training and education. Students learn the skills needed to become independent, successful professionals.
Job Corps staff helps each student create an individualized training and education plan to stay on track for success.
Most students live on campus in dormitories. While enrolled in the program, students receive housing, meals, basic medical care, and a living allowance.
Job Corps is a self-paced program. Our most successful students stay in the program for 1 to 2 years.
Please call Anthony Torres at 806-771-3815, ext. 2189 to find out more, or visit www.recruiting.jobcorps.gov.

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