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 . You may also visit Job Corps online at www.recruiting.jobcorps.gov or www.facebook.com/doljobcorps.