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Job Corps is the nation's largest FREE education and job training program for young adults.

 
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Work-based Learning

Our work-based learning (WBL) program provides students with opportunities to link their career technical training with practical, on-the-job activities. Students participating in WBL improve their work habits and attitudes, identification of goals and aptitudes, and the motivation to complete and further their education.

Work-based Learning

Our work-based learning (WBL) program provides students with opportunities to link their career technical training with practical, on-the-job activities. Students participating in WBL improve their work habits and attitudes, identification of goals and aptitudes, and the motivation to complete and further their education.

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career vocational training

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Automotive and Machine Repair

Heavy Construction Equipment Mechanic

Average salary: $40,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Work with vehicles and machines used in farming, construction and railway transport; inspect, repair and maintain them to make sure they continue to run safely at optimum efficiency.

*Heavy Construction Equipment Mechanic is a Pre-Apprenticeship program, which offers students the hands-on training and education needed to qualify for apprenticeships.

 

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Hospitality

Culinary Arts

Average salary: $20,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

A culinary artist wears many hats including chef and cook. They are responsible for not only making the food taste great but making it look fabulous as well.

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Advanced Manufacturing

Welding

Average salary: $36,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Participants will learn the most commonly utilized welding processes including welding terminology, weld design, welding safety, electrical theory, the weldability of metals, and welding quality control.

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Construction

Bricklayer

Average salary: $35,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Job Corps’ Bricklayer Masonry program is a Trainee, Pre-Apprentice program offered through Home Builders Institute (HBI).

*Bricklayer is a Pre-Apprenticeship program, which offers students the hands-on training and education needed to qualify for apprenticeships. 

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Construction

Carpentry

Average salary: $35,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Job Corps offers a basic Carpentry program, a Carpentry Trainee, Apprentice program through Home Builders Institute (HBI), and a Carpentry, Pre-Apprentice program through United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBCJA). All training programs are hands-on and are similar in curriculum and requirements.

*Carpentry is a Pre-Apprenticeship program, which offers students the hands-on training and education needed to qualify for apprenticeships. 

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Construction

Electrical

Average salary: $34,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Job Corps offers a basic Electrical program and an Electrical Trainee, Pre-Apprentice program through Home Builders Institute (HBI). All training programs are hands-on and are similar in curriculum and requirements.

*Electrical is a Pre-Apprenticeship program, which offers students the hands-on training and education needed to qualify for apprenticeships.

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Construction

Facilities Maintenance

Average salary: $35,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Facilities maintenance workers perform routine repairs and preventive maintenance to ensure building systems operate efficiently.

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Construction

Plastering

Average salary: $30,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Plastering involves applying interior and exterior plaster, cement, stucco, or similar materials to coat internal walls and ceilings.

*Plastering is a Pre-Apprenticeship program, which offers students the hands-on training and education needed to qualify for apprenticeships. 

 

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Construction

Tile Setting

Average salary: $37,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Tile setters are responsible for installing tile on walls, ceilings, floors, and other surfaces in buildings and residences.

*Tile Setting is a Pre-Apprenticeship program, which offers students the hands-on training and education needed to qualify for apprenticeships. 

 

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Finance and Business

Office Administration

Average salary: $32,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Office administrators perform daily duties that include financial planning, record keeping, billing, personnel, inventory, and logistics, within a business.

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Healthcare

Certified Nurse Assistant

Average salary: $24,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Home health aides are non-licensed members of the home care team that assist patients who wish to receive care in the comfort of their own home with daily living.

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Healthcare

Medical Office Support

Average salary: $33,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Medical office support staff work at the front desk of a medical office. They perform a variety of tasks vital to the operation of a medical office including dealing with patients, filing medical documents and handling insurance forms, and handling anything that comes up in a clinical office.

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Transportation

Asphalt Paving

Average salary: $39,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Operates a wide variety of heavy equipment vehicles that perform the spreading and compaction of paving materials.

*Asphalt Paving is a Pre-Apprenticeship program, which offers students the hands-on training and education needed to qualify for apprenticeships. 

 

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Renewable Resources and Energy

Landscaping

Average salary: $23,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Responsible for cultivating the landscaping and grounds surrounding private and public facilities and residences. This can including mowing the lawn either by hand or using a riding lawnmower, trimming and edging around walkways, flower beds, and walls, or by beautifying the land by planting flowers, grass, shrubs, and bushes.

*Landscaping is a Pre-Apprenticeship program, which offers students the hands-on training and education needed to qualify for apprenticeships. 

 

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Keep in mind that details will vary depending on your specific background, goals, and interests.
A Job Corps recruiter can help you get all the answers you need.

Advanced Career Vocational Training

is also available. See details on the Connect page.

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