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Graduate benefits

At Job Corps, we will make sure you have the tools and resources you need in order to earn from what you learn. Here’s how:

Job Search Assistance

Work with our center staff to connect with employers.

Transition Allowance

Receive an allowance after graduation to help with the first few months of housing and living costs and transportation.

Career Counseling

Meet with our on-site career counselors to search for jobs, prepare for interviews and plan your career next steps.

Relocation Counseling

Speak with our counselors for tips and advice on moving to a new city for a job.

Advanced Training Opportunities

Build on your basic career training and keep strengthening your skills in the industry of your choice. Talk to your center staff for more information about an Advanced Training opportunity near you.

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Real stories

Job Corps works. But don’t just take our word for it. Check out a few of our graduate success stories.

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Rashaan
Microsoft
Information Technology
Rashaan built his first computer at the age of 13. Now, he works for one of the most recognizable names in information technology worldwide—but the journey to his current job wasn’t an easy one.
Lisaira
Lisaira
FedEx Freight
Automotive and Machine Repair
Lisaira never let traditional gender roles define her. She grew up helping her dad work with trucks and racehorses, bull riding with her siblings and cousins, and wrestling on her high school team.
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Sara
University of Washington Campus
Renewable Resources and Energy
Before Job Corps, Sara had graduated from high school and completed a couple of years at community college; but she didn’t know what she wanted to do. She had taken classes that weren’t suited for her personality, and she didn’t have great direction. Her roommate found out about Job Corps, and after some long conversations, they both decided to join.
Success starts here

When it comes time to get a job, our staff will make sure you are connected with local employers. Oconaluftee Job Corps grads have been hired by:

  • BIA Fire
  • Asplundh
  • Coca-Cola Bottling Company
  • Consolidated Met Co
  • MB Haynes Electrical
  • B.H. Graning Landscapes
  • Tsali Care Center
  • BIA Forestry
  • NC Works
  • Harrah’s Cherokee
  • NC Voc Rehab
  • KOA - Cherokee
  • USFS, Southern Research Station
  • National Forests of North Carolina
  • USFS, Uwharrie NF
  • USFS, Nantahala NF
  • USFS, Coweeta Hydrological Lab
  • USFS, Croatan NF