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Job Corps is the nation's largest FREE education and job training program for young adults.

Academic Training Overview

Academic Training Overview

In addition to career training, Tongue Point Job Corps Center also provides academic training, including basic reading and math. Courses in independent living, employability skills, and career success skills are offered to help students transition into the workplace. We also have several academic programs to help our students achieve their full potential.

Academic Programs

Job Corps provides a very structured environment that will prepare you for the workplace.

GED/High School Diploma

One of our top goals at Tongue Point Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains their GED or high school diploma prior to leaving the center. When students arrive at our center, we order official transcripts from their hometown high schools, assess their reading and math skills, and create an individualized plan for earning a GED or a diploma. We provide full preparation for the state GED exams, which our students take at nearby Clatsop Community College. The five GED exams include Writing Skills, Social Studies, Science, Interpreting Literature and the Arts, and Math. We help also help student master study skills and test-taking strategies. GED students with high scores also earn credit waivers toward their high school diplomas. Students have the opportunity to earn their high school diplomas at our Tongue Point High School. It is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and is registered as an alternative school through our local school district. To receive a high school diploma, students must meet academic requirements and complete a career technical training program.

English Language Learning (ELL) Program

Students needing to learn English can enter our English Language Learning (ELL) program. Students in the ELL program are tested regularly to determine their language proficiency levels. Our center maintains an important linkage with nearby Clatsop Community College for free after-hours ELL classes and support for our on-center ELL tutoring program.

Tutoring and Academic Support

Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, reading, social studies, and writing by instructors or by fellow students (Peer Student Tutors). Students interested in getting into a tutoring program may contact their instructors or the Academic Manager.

Advanced Career Training (ACT) Program

We offer Advanced Career Training (ACT) through a full-time college program at Clatsop Community College. To qualify for this program, a student must have a high school diploma or GED (from our center or another educational facility) and have successfully completed a vocational trade at Job Corps. Benefits of the College Program include: • academic advisement, mentoring, and tutoring • paid tuition, fees, books, and supplies • housing and recreation • meals provided by Job Corps, on-and-off center • transportation to and from college of choice

Driver Education

Driver's Education is available to all our students. We have two full-time driver training instructors to help students earn their driver's licenses. Since Tongue Point Job Corps Center is near a state line, we can assist students in obtaining either an Oregon or Washington license.

Career Success Standards (CSS)

Behavioral expectations in the areas of employability, social development, and independent living skills


Workplace Relationships and Ethics

Productively interact with co-workers and deal with problems and situations with honesty, integrity and responsibility.



Listen actively, follow directions and communicate with others to solve problems and accomplish tasks.


Personal Growth and Development

Personal skills, attributes and behaviors that foster confidence and drive for life-long growth.


Interpersonal Skills

Get along with others and adjust to a variety of social and professional situations.


Information Management

Interpret and evaluate data, organize and maintain information, and use technology to perform work.


Multicultural Awareness

Value diversity, while practicing cultural sensitivity, and the ability to work with people of different backgrounds and cultures.


Career and Personal Planning

A personal plan that outlines a step-by-step process for entering and advancing in a fulfilling career.


Independent Living

Find, manage and use resources to maintain employment, satisfy physical and emotional needs, and lead a productive and independent life.


Continuous Learning

Continually grow and assess personal strengths and areas for development, set learning goals, and identify and access learning opportunities.


Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

Solve problems by seeking and evaluating different points of view and utilizing different resources to reach decisions.

The way we prepare you for the workforce has changed during Job Corps' 50 years. The growth of new technology, its impact on your education and the workplace, and the surge in various high-growth industries continuously creates new opportunities to learn and grow. Job Corps is responding to this opportunity with the Career Success Standards, a set of ten behavioral expectations in the areas of employability, social development, and independent living skills.

Explore your journey at Tongue Point Job Corps Center

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