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  • Job Corps Education and Training Centers in Utah are Now Accepting Students for the New Program Year
    by kcsg.com news
    Published - 07/15/13 - 04:27 PM | 1 1 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    (SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) – For eligible young people, ages 16 to 24, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps program provides a free education and training program that helps them learn a career, earn a high school diploma or equivalent credential and find and keep a good job. Job Corps centers began a new program year on July 1 and are accepting applications.

    Job Corps students can receive hands-on training in more than 100 career fields, such as construction, business and finance, health care and information technology. The program also provides eligible, low-income students with room and board, counseling and mentoring services, living allowances and basic medical care. Students also can participate in on-the-job training at real work sites through work-based learning opportunities.

    “Job Corps provides a unique opportunity for young people to launch their careers,” said Grace Kilbane, the national director for the Office of Job Corps. “Students attend academic and vocational classes, earn industry-recognized credentials, and learn critical life skills in preparation for a good job, continued education or military service. In today’s competitive employment environment, Job Corps is more important than ever, and we urge eligible youth to enroll,” Kilbane said.

    The two Utah Job Corps centers taking students are the Clearfield Job Corps Center in Clearfield and Weber Basin Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Ogden. Courses in independent living, employability skills and social skills are offered in order to help students transition into the workplace.

    These centers also provide academic training, including basic reading and math. Courses in independent living, employability skills, and social skills are offered in order to help students transition into the workplace.

    To learn about the Job Corps program, or to contact a center, call (800) 733-JOBS [5627]. You may also visit Job Corps online at www.recruiting.jobcorps.gov or www.facebook.com/doljobcorps.

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    July 24, 2013
    http://clearfield.jobcorps.gov... Has more information about some of the vocations offered. Local students can live on or off center too. A friend who works there says they have plenty of open training slots and are looking for more young women that need HS Diploma and trade training.
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