Job Corps is a free residential-based education and vocational training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED and find and keep a good job.

Job Corps provides comprehensive career development services to students to include academic and vocational training, employability and personal development skills and various personal support services. This unique combination of services provided in Job Corps prepares youth, from the ages of 16 to 24, to obtain and hold gainful employment, pursue further education or training or satisfy entrance requirements for careers in the Armed Forces.

Job Corps provides hands-on training in more than 100 career areas to include: automotive and machine repair, construction, finance and business services, health care, hospitality, information technology, manufacturing, renewable resources and many more. All training programs are aligned with industry-recognized certifications and are designed to meet the expectations and requirements of today’s careers.

Job Corps provides participants with the opportunity to earn a high school diploma or a GED. For youth who already have a high school diploma, Job Corps offers opportunities for youth to attend college through partnerships with local community colleges. Resources are available for English Language Learners and individuals with disabilities.

For more information on Job Corps, please visit the United States Department of Labor’s webpage.