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Job Corps

Job Corps is a program in the United States administered by the U.S. federal government Department of Labor and run by various agencies for disadvantaged and at-risk youth to give them a job and social skills to succeed in the workforce.

Since its inception in 1964, under the Economic Opportunity Act, Job Corps has provided more than 2 million disadvantaged 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 70,000 youths annually at 118 Job Corps centers throughout the country.

Besides vocational training, many Job Corps also offers GED programs as well as high school diplomas and programs to get students into college.

Table of contents
1 Job Corps Mission Statement
2 Career Paths
3 External Links

Job Corps Mission Statement

As a national, primarily residential, career development program, Job Corps' mission is to:

  1. Attract eligible young adults.
  2. Involve them in a career development services system which begins prior to enrollment and continues through post-center services.
  3. Assist them in acquiring the skills they need to achieve their career goals and live independently.
  4. Support them in entering and remaining in meaningful jobs or further education.

Career Paths

Below are some career paths offered by Job Corps:

External Links