Job Corps is a government program that helps young men and women ages 16 - 24 who face difficulties in obtaining quality jobs. While in the Job Corps program, students receive additional education, training for a specific job, life skills training and other assistance to prepare them for the world of work. Most Job Corps students live in one of the 119 Job Corps centers across the country; some live at home while they train. In addition to education and training, students receive room and board, health care, and a small allowance. Group living, recreational activities and social skills training are important parts of the Job Corps program. All of these services are provided FREE to eligible youth.
Job Corps is America's most successful employment training program. Funded by Congress and administered by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Job Corps has been training youth for meaningful work since 1964. Offering over a hundred specialized vocational programs, basic education and social skills development, Job Corps provides young men and women the necessary skills to be competitive in today's employment market. Job Corps directly benefits businesses by meeting the demand for qualified and diverse employee resources. Job Corps is comprised of training centers, regional offices and assistance agencies throughout the continental United States, including Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.