How to Enroll in Job Corps

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Job Corps is a vocational training and education program designed to help individuals between the ages of 16 and 24. The program offers residential housing, career planning, on-the-job training, food and health care to help people get better jobs. Getting enrolled in the program is a simple process and is a great way to secure a better future. The length of time it takes to complete the self-paced program differs for each individual. The average time to complete the course is a little over eight months. The Job Corps program is not to be confused with the AmeriCorps service group established in 1993.

Things You'll Need

  • GED or high school diploma
  • Call the national Job Corps hotline and ask for information about the closest Job Corps office in your area. The hotline number is (800) 733-JOBS.

  • Find out what documentation you will need in order to enroll in the program. One important piece of documentation you'll need is either a high school diploma or a GED certificate.

  • Set up an interview with a Job Corps representative. During the interview you will need to state whether you need housing. If you do, you'll be placed on a waiting list until housing can be provided for you. This will include meals, clothing and other allowances for your needs.

  • Choose an occupation to be trained in from a list of more than 100 different job fields. Complete the courses and training and graduate with a certificate.

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