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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.

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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.

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Advanced Manufacturing

Welding

Average salary: $36,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 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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Construction

Facilities Maintenance

Average salary: $35,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Facilities maintenance workers perform routine repairs and preventive maintenance to ensure building systems operate efficiently.

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Construction

Carpentry

Average salary: $35,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 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.

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Construction

Cement Masonry

Average salary: $35,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 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.

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Construction

Electrical

Average salary: $34,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Job Corps offers a basic Electrical program and an Electrical Trainee, Pre-Apprentice program through Home Builders Institute (HBI). All training programs are hands-on and are similar in curriculum and requirements.

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Construction

Glazing

Average salary: $37,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

A glazier is a skilled tradesman whose profession is cutting, installing, and removing glass. People in this career pathway work with various forms of glass including laminated, tempered, reflective, and wire-embedded glass. They also work with mirrors, pre-assembled glass panels, and plastic and similar glass substitutes.

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Construction

Painting

Average salary: $35,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 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.

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Construction

Plastering

Average salary: $30,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Plastering involves applying interior and exterior plaster, cement, stucco, or similar materials to coat internal walls and ceilings.

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Finance and Business

Office Administration

Average salary: $32,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Office administrators perform daily duties that include financial planning, record keeping, billing, personnel, inventory, and logistics, within a business.

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Healthcare

Clinical Medical Assistant

Average salary: $29,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Medical assistants perform a variety of duties to assist healthcare professionals including scheduling appointments, taking vital signs, succinctly conveying ideas and information to patients. People who work in this field should be good listeners, be able to handle stress, and excel at thinking clearly on the fly.

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Healthcare

Dental Assistant

Average salary: $34,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Perform a variety of services from office and laboratory duties to working chairside assisting dentists as they examine and treat patients.

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Healthcare

Medical Office Support

Average salary: $33,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Medical office support staff work at the front desk of a medical office. They perform a variety of tasks vital to the operation of a medical office including dealing with patients, filing medical documents and handling insurance forms, and handling anything that comes up in a clinical office.

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Hospitality

Culinary Arts

Average salary: $20,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

A culinary artist wears many hats including chef and cook. They are responsible for not only making the food taste great but making it look fabulous as well.

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Information Technology

Computer Technician

Average salary: $37,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Computer technicians install, maintain and repair computers and networks. They also set up computer security measures, configure computer networks, and offer technical support on-site or via phone or email.

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Transportation

Seamanship

Average salary: $34,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Job Corps' Able Seaman program is offered through the Inland Boatmen's Union. Participants in this career pathway will work towards certification as an able seaman whose duties include standing watch on deck, working on equipment maintenance, and performing most of the labor required on a ship.

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Renewable Resources and Energy

Landscaping

Average salary: $23,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Responsible for cultivating the landscaping and grounds surrounding private and public facilities and residences. This can including mowing the lawn either by hand or using a riding lawnmower, trimming and edging around walkways, flower beds, and walls, or by beautifying the land by planting flowers, grass, shrubs, and bushes.

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