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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.

Turner Job Corps Center
career vocational training

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Advanced Manufacturing

Welding

Average salary: $42,000 per year

Length of training: Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.

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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Automotive and Machine Repair

Heavy Construction Equipment Mechanic

Average salary: $53,000 per year

Length of training: Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.

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.

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Construction

Bricklayer

Average salary: $53,000 per year

Length of training: Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.

Job Corps’ Bricklayer Masonry program is a Trainee, Pre-Apprentice program offered through the International Masonry Institute (IMI).

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Construction

Carpentry

Average salary: $48,000 per year

Length of training: Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.

Job Corps offers a basic Carpentry program 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.

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Construction

Electrical

Average salary: $56,000 per year

Length of training: Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.

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.

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Construction

Facilities Maintenance

Average salary: $36,000 per year

Length of training: Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.

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

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Construction

Plastering

Average salary: $45,000 per year

Length of training: Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.

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

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Construction

Tile Setting

Average salary: $43,000 per year

Length of training: Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.

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

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Finance and Business

Office Administration

Average salary: $34,000 per year

Length of training: Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.

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: $39,000 per year

Length of training: Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.

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 Administrative Assistant

Average salary: $34,000 per year

Length of training: Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.

One common job title for this career is medical secretary. Medical administrative assistant duties may include greeting patients, scheduling appointments, filing insurance claims, and answering incoming calls. Day-to-day office functions are part of a medical administrative assistant's tasks.

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Homeland Security

Corrections Officer

Average salary: $54,000 per year

Length of training: Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.

Corrections Officers are responsible for the custody and control of individuals who have been arrested, are awaiting trial, or are serving a prison or jail sentence. They are also responsible for the security of the facility itself.

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Hospitality

Culinary Arts

Average salary: $24,000 per year

Length of training: Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.

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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Renewable Resources and Energy

Landscaping

Average salary: $30,000 per year

Length of training: Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.

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.

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Transportation

Heavy Construction Equipment Operations

Average salary: $49,000 per year

Length of training: Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.

Operate heavy equipment including graders, tractors, backhoes, front-end loaders, dump trucks, and trash trucks, under supervision, in a safe and effective manner.

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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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