The Job Corps basics:
• Offers hands-on career training and education
to prepare you for a good job.
• Serves ages 16 through 24.
• Has 125 locations across the country.
• Is a U.S. Department of Labor program.
• Is available at no cost to income-eligible young people.
• Helps you change your life!
You may be eligible for Job Corps if you:
• Are a legal U.S. resident; lawfully admitted permanent resident
alien, refugee, asylee, or parolee, or other immigrant who has
been authorized by the U.S. attorney general to work in the
United States; or resident of a U.S. territory
• Meet low-income criteria
• Are in need of additional technical training, education, counseling,
or related assistance to complete schoolwork or to find and keep a
• Have a signed consent form from a parent or guardian if you are a
• Have a child care plan if you are a parent of a dependent child
• Do not exhibit behavioral problems that could keep you or others
from experiencing Job Corps' full benefits
• Do not require any face-to-face court or institutional supervision
or court-imposed fines while enrolled in Job Corps
• Do not use drugs illegally
And don't forget:
Enrolling in Job Corps will require you to provide certain
documentation and forms. Your admissions counselor will be able to
tell you what you need. Expect some paperwork and for the process
to take time.