The Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center provides on-the-job training to help you find the career that’s right for you! 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 and can also help you get a GED or high school diploma if you don’t already have one. We fully support 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. The Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center also offers career planning, on-the-job training, and 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.
AFTER YOU GRADUATE
Even before graduation, our staff will assist you in conducting a job search. They can also help direct you to the health care, housing, legal assistance, and child care you’ll need after you graduate. For six months after graduation, a Job Corps Career Transition Specialist will keep in touch with you to make sure things are going well in your new career. We also have agreements with community colleges or related institutions to teach career area courses or to have individual students take courses to gain college credit, and we can work with students to help them transfer into college programs when appropriate.