A work ethic was instilled in me at Job Corps.
It made me appreciate the experiences that came after.
October 18, 2017
Lydia Mata discovered Job Corps in 1995 while driving by a billboard in Fresno, Calif. The single, teenage mother had, as she puts it, “limited options for finding a job and no means of paying for school.” Knowing she had a responsibility to her s... Read More
January 24, 2012
Flash Workout "Move Your Body" Keeps Students Moving
Pop music star, Beyoncé, recently partnered with First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative to create the Let's Move! Flash Workout. As with many songs, the name "Move Your Body" says it all. The flash workout is a dance, an exercise, and ... Read More
My options were very limited without a degree. I learned about Job Corps and figured,
'What do I have to lose?'
October 26, 2017
Matthew Parker moved a number of times in his life, but the most important move was for Job Corps. Matthew spent most of his childhood in Sitka, Alaska, where he first developed an interest in computers. He was able to pursue this interest in high... Read More
January 24, 2012
Staying Safe with "Green" Herbicide
We all have a role to play in the environment - after all it is where we eat, sleep, educate, and work. But putting "green" ideas, products, and techniques to work often requires unique problem solving and new ways of thinking.
Facility ... Read More
I wanted a job to support myself but needed skills. Job Corps was great, especially because it's free.
March 05, 2018
Raja Arsian enrolled at Potomac Job Corps Center in Sept. 2013, only a year after immigrating to the United States. A native of Pakistan, Raja was working a series of customer service jobs, unhappy with his hours and unsatisfied with his career pa... Read More