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Master a trade
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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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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

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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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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Renewable Resources and Energy

Forestry Conservation and Firefighting

Average salary: $35,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

The exact duties Forestry Conservation and Firefighting perform are based on the type of credentials that they have earned, and the types of careers suited for them are very wide ranging and varied. Many go on to jobs that have them gathering data in various ecosystems for scientific studies or as firefighters in the wilderness of the country. Others get involved in trail and parkland maintenance.

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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.

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