Success Lasts a Lifetime with Job Corps
Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life.
For detailed information about Job Corps' eligibility criteria, see our eligibility factsheet (12 kb PDF file).
If you or someone you know is interested in joining Job Corps, call (800) 733-JOBS or (800) 733-5627 where an operator will provide you with general information about Job Corps, refer you to the admissions counselor closest to where you live, and mail you an information packet.
Follow Job Corps on Facebook
See the official Job Corps page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/doljobcorps.
Note: The videos below may take a few moments to load and require Adobe Flash Player to be viewed. Instructions for viewing a video (131 kb PDF file) are available. If you don't have Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer, you may download it from Adobe.com. If you cannot see a particular video, a transcript is available for it.
Mark Shriver Congratulates Job Corps Graduates
Below is a three-and-a-half-minute video of Mark Shriver (son of Job Corps founder Sargent Shriver) congratulating Job Corps graduates nationwide on National Job Corps Commencement Day, August 24, 2012.
Note: This video has been provided to Job Corps courtesy of the National Job Corps Association.
Job Corps was awarded funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 to be used for construction, rehabilitation and acquisition, as well as operations needs. Since the act was signed into law, Job Corps implemented "green" student training programs and commenced construction projects at centers across the country, helping create and retain jobs.
The Job Corps ARRA e-Report Web site (http://arrareport.jobcorps.gov) provides a detailed allocation of ARRA funds used for Job Corps projects and the resulting effects on Job Corps centers, staff members, students, and local small business owners and economies.
For additional information, please see our ARRA Information page located at http://www.jobcorps.gov/aboutjobcorps/recovery.aspx. For ARRA-related information regarding the U.S. Department of Labor (Job Corps' parent agency), please visit www.dol.gov/recovery/. For ARRA-related information regarding the Employment and Training Administration, please visit www.doleta.gov/Recovery/eta_default.cfm. For information for all federal government agencies and other recipients of ARRA funds, please visit www.recovery.gov.
Job Corps supports the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Distracted Driving Initiative to combat distracted driving. For more information on this initiative, please see OSHA's Distracted Driving page at http://www.osha.gov/distracted-driving/index.html.
The following documents concern historic renovations at Gulfport Job Corps Center in Gulfport, Mississippi.
For information about the National Historic Preservation Program, please see http://www.achp.gov/regsflow.html.
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013