The Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center provides on-the-job training to help individuals find the career that’s right for them! Job Corps is fully funded by the federal government and is FREE to students and their families, and offers hands-on career technical training in high-growth industries. They can also help individuals get a GED or high school diploma. The Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center fully supports the Job Corps program’s mission to teach eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and place them in meaningful jobs or further education. This organization also offers career planning, on-the-job training, job placement, driver’s education and English language learning, along with benefits including residential housing, food service, health and dental care, a bi-weekly basic living allowance, and a clothing allowance.
Before and after graduation, this organization will assist students in conducting a job search and can help with connections to resources relevant to healthcare, housing, legal assistance, and childcare. For six months after graduation, a Job Corps Career Transition Specialist will keep in touch with each student to make sure things are going well in their new careers. They also have agreements with community colleges and related institutions to teach career courses and to have individual students take courses to gain college credit, and they can work with students to help them transfer into college programs when appropriate.