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Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 get a better job, make more money and take control of their lives.

At Job Corps, students enroll to learn a trade, earn a high school diploma or GED and get help finding a good job. When you join the program, you will be paid a monthly allowance; the longer you stay with the program, the more your allowance will be. Job Corps supports its students for up to 12 months after they graduate from the program.

Job Corps Vocational Offerings


  • Engineering and Engineering Related Technologies
  • Mechanics and Repairers
  • Precision Production

Eligibility

To enroll in Job Corps, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be 16 through 24;
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident;
  • Meet income requirements;
  • Be ready, willing and able to participate fully in an educational environment.

Funded by the United States Congress, Job Corps has been training young adults for meaningful careers since 1964. Job Corps is committed to offering all students a safe, drug-free environment where they can take advantage of the resources provided.

Find a Job Corps Center in Your State and Apply

If you're interested in joining the Job Corps program or finding out more about it, call (800) 733-JOBS or (800) 733-5627. An operator will provide you with general information about the program, refer you to the admissions counselor closest to where you live, and mail you an information packet.

You can also visit the Job Corps Career Technical Training site.

To find and learn more about a center in your state, click the map or find your state in the drop down box below the map.

Note: the Job Corps information will appear in a new pop-up window. When selecting subsequent states from this page, you must manually go to the pop-up window - it will not automatically appear "on top."

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