Job Corps


Job Corps

Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the Office of the United States Secretary of the Department of Labor. It serves youth, ages 16 through 24.Job Corps offers career planning, on-the-job training, job placement, residential housing, food service, driver's education, health and dental care, a bi-weekly basic living allowance and clothing allowance. Some centers offer childcare programs for single parents as well. [ [http://jobcorps.dol.gov/faq.htm#what1 U.S. Department of Labor - Job Corps - Frequently Asked Questions ] ] Esther R. Johnson was appointed national director of the Office of Job Corps on March 24, 2006. [ [http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/eta20060544.htm "Esther Johnson Named Job Corps National Director"] Employment and Training Administration News Release.] Since its inception in 1964, under the Economic Opportunity Act, Job Corps has provided more than two millionFact|date=April 2008 young people with the integrated academic, vocational, and social skills training they need to gain independence and get quality, long-term jobs or further their education. Job Corps continues to help 60,000 youths annually at 123 Job Corps and Civilian Conservation Centers throughout the country. [ [http://jobcorps.dol.gov/docs/jc_directory.pdf Job Corps ] ]

Besides vocational training, all Job Corps centers also offer GED programs as well as high school diplomas and programs to get students into college. Job Corps provides career counseling and transition support to its students for up to one year after they graduate from the program.

History

The Job Corps was initiated as the central program of the Johnson Administration's War on Poverty, part of his domestic agenda known as the Great Society. Sargent Shriver, the first Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity, modeled the program on the Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Established in the 1930s as an emergency relief program, the CCC provided room, board, and employment to thousands of unemployed young people. Though the CCC was discontinued after World War II, Job Corps built on many of its methods and strategies.

Job Corps mission statement

As a national, primarily residential, career development program, Job Corps' stated mission is to: [ [http://jobcorps.dol.gov/mission.htm U.S. Department of Labor - Job Corps - Mission Statement ] ]

# attract eligible young people.
# teach them the skills they need to become employable and independent, and
# place them in meaningful jobs or further education.

Eligibility

To enroll in Job Corps, students must meet the following requirements: [ [http://jobcorps.dol.gov/about.htm U.S. Department of Labor - Job Corps - What Is Job Corps? ] ]

# Be between 16 and 24
# Be a United States citizen or legal resident or must have a legal status
# Meet income requirements
# Be ready, willing, and able to participate fully in an educational environment
# If you are under the age of 18 and have a child, you are eligible to receive TANF. If not, you must find a way to get assistance for the solo parent program.

Career paths

Below are some career paths offered by Job Corps.

*Accounting clerk general Bookkeeping
*Agriculture and related occupations
*Automotive Repair
*Allied Health and health sciences
*Business technologies
*Brick Masonry
*Carpentry
*Certified Nursing Assistant
*Cement Masonry
*Computer repair technician (Computer Service Technician)
*CCNA (Cisco Certified Computer Networking Associate)
*Construction
*Consumer, personal and miscellaneous
*Cosmetology
*Culinary arts
*Deckhand
*Education
*Engineering and engineering related
*Electrical
*Extension programs
*Health Occupations
*Heavy Equipment Operater
*Graphic Design
*Information technology and related fields
*Material Handling
*Marketing and distribution
*Mechanics and Repairers
*Medical Assistant
*Office Technology
*Painting
*Pharmacy technician programs (SIC Technician)
*Phlebotomy At Whitney M. Young Simpsonville KY
*Precision production
*Protective services
*Renewable and natural resources
*Security and law enforcement
*Transportation and Material moving
*Truck Driving at Earl C. Clements Job Corps Academy
*Union Apprenticeship Programs
*Water/Wastewater Treatment
*Welding
*Vocational home economics
*Welding, Joining, and fabricating metals

Locations

Job Corps has 122 centers in the following regions:

Atlanta region

* Atlanta Job Corps Center
* Bamberg Job Corps Center
* Batesville Job Corps Center
* Brunswick Job Corps Center
* Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center
* Gadsden Job Corps Center
* Gainesville Job Corps Center
* Gulfport Job Corps Center
* Homestead Job Corps Center
* Jacksonville Job Corps Center
* Jacobs Creek Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
* Kittrell Job Corps Center
* Lyndon B. Johnson Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
* Miami Job Corps Center
* Mississippi Job Corps Center
* Montgomery Job Corps Center
* Schenck Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
* Turner Job Corps Center

Boston region

* Arecibo Job Corps Center
* Barranquitas Job Corps Center
* Brooklyn Job Corps Center
* Cassadaga Job Corps Center
* Delaware Valley Job Corps Center
* Edison Job Corps Center
* Exeter Job Corps Center
* Glenmont Job Corps Center
* Grafton Job Corps Center
* Hartford Job Corps Center
* Iroquois Job Corps Center
* Loring Job Corps Center
* New Haven Job Corps Center
* Northlands Job Corps Center
* Oneonta Job Corps Center
* Penobscot Job Corps Center
* Ramey Job Corps Center
* Shriver Job Corps Center
* South Bronx Job Corps Center
* Westover Job Corps Center

Chicago region

* Atterbury Job Corps Center
* Blackwell Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
* Cincinnati Job Corps Center
* Cleveland Job Corps Center
* Dayton Job Corps Center
* Denison Job Corps Center
* Detroit Job Corps Center
* Excelsior Springs Job Corps Center
* Flint Hills Job Corps Center
* Flint/Genesee Job Corps Center
* Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center
* Golconda Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
* Hubert H. Humphrey Job Corps Center
* IndyPendence Career Development Center
* Joliet Job Corps Center
* Mingo Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
* Paul Simon Chicago Job Corps Center
* Pine Ridge Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
* St. Louis Job Corps Center


=Dallas region=

* Albuquerque Job Corps Center
* Anaconda Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
* Boxelder Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
* Carville Job Corps Center
* Cass Job Corps Center
* Clearfield Job Corps Center
* Collbran Job Corps Civilian Conservation Ceneter
* David L. Carrasco Job Corps Center
* Gary Job Corps Center
* Guthrie Job Corps Center
* Kicking Horse Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
* Laredo Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
* Little Rock Job Corps Center
* North Texas Job Corps Center
* Ouachita Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
* Quentin N. Burdick Job Corps Center
* Roswell Job Corps Center
* Shreveport Job Corps Center
* Talking Leaves Job Corps Center
* Trapper Creek Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
* Treasure Lake Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
* Tulsa Job Corps Center
* Weber Basin Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center

Philadelphia region

* Blue Ridge Job Corps Center
* Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center
* Charleston Job Corps Center
* Earle C. Clements Job Corps Center
* Flatwoods Job Corps Center
* Frenchburg Job Corps Center
* Great Onyx Job Corps Center
* Harpers Ferry Job Corps Center
* Keystone Job Corps Center
* Muhlenberg Career Development Center
* Old Dominion Job Corps Center
* Philadelphia Job Corps Center
* Pine Knot Job Corps Center
* Pittsburgh Job Corps Center
* Potomac Job Corps Center
* Red Rock Job Corps Center
* Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center
* Wilmington Job Corps Center
* Woodland Job Corps Center
* Woodstock Job Corps Center

San Francisco region

* Alaska Job Corps Center
* Angell Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
* Cascades Job Corps Center
* Centennial Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
* Columbia Basin [Moses Lake] Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
* Curlew Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
* Fort Simcoe Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
* Fred G. Acosta Job Corps Center
* Hawaii Job Corps Center
* Inland Empire Job Corps Center
* Long Beach Job Corps Center
* Los Angeles Job Corps Center
* Partners in Vocational Opportunity Training (PIVOT) Job Corps Center
* Phoenix Job Corps Center
* Sacramento Job Corps Center
* San Diego Job Corps Center
* San Jose Job Corps Center
* Sierra Nevada Job Corps Center
* Springdale Job Corps Center
* Timber Lake Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
* Tongue Point Job Corps Center
* Treasure Island Job Corps Center
* Wolf Creek Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center

Oregon also has a Job Corps, located in Astoria, Oregon.

References

External links

* [http://jobcorps.dol.gov Official Job Corps web site]


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