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Master a trade
designed to get you workforce ready.
 

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.

Jacobs Creek Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
career vocational training

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Construction

Painting

Average salary: $35,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Painters prepare and paint interior and exterior surfaces on residential and commercial properties. Most painters learn their trade on the job or through an apprenticeship.

*Painting is a Pre-Apprenticeship program, which offers students the hands-on training and education needed to qualify for apprenticeships. 

 

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Construction

Carpentry

Average salary: $35,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Job Corps offers a basic Carpentry program, a Carpentry Trainee, Apprentice program through Home Builders Institute (HBI), and a Carpentry, Pre-Apprentice program through United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBCJA). All training programs are hands-on and are similar in curriculum and requirements.

*Carpentry 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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Advanced Manufacturing

Welding

Average salary: $36,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Participants will learn the most commonly utilized welding processes including welding terminology, weld design, welding safety, electrical theory, the weldability of metals, and welding quality control.

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Automotive and Machine Repair

Heavy Construction Equipment Mechanic

Average salary: $40,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Work with vehicles and machines used in farming, construction and railway transport; inspect, repair and maintain them to make sure they continue to run safely at optimum efficiency.

*Heavy Construction Equipment Mechanic is a Pre-Apprenticeship program, which offers students the hands-on training and education needed to qualify for apprenticeships.

 

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Construction

Bricklayer

Average salary: $35,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Job Corps’ Bricklayer Masonry program is a Trainee, Pre-Apprentice program offered through Home Builders Institute (HBI).

*Bricklayer is a Pre-Apprenticeship program, which offers students the hands-on training and education needed to qualify for apprenticeships. 

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Construction

Cement Masonry

Average salary: $35,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

As a cement mason, your job will include filling roads, driveways, sidewalks, bridges, foundations, and parking lots with cement. You will also make concrete beams, columns, and panels.

*Cement Masonry is a Pre-Apprenticeship program, which offers students the hands-on training and education needed to qualify for apprenticeships. 

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Transportation

Heavy Equipment Operations

Average salary: $39,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Operate heavy equipment including graders, tractors, backhoes, front-end loaders, dump trucks, and trash trucks, under supervision, in a safe and effective manner.

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Homeland Security

Security and Protective Services

Average salary: $24,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Guard, patrol, detect, deter, observe, report, protect, and monitor premises, to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules.

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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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Jacobs Creek Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center

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