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  • Career training program has immediate openings for low income students

  • Job Corps is a U.S. Department of Labor program that provides eligible students with career technical training, academic support room and board, counseling and mentoring services, and basic medical care. Young people ages 16 through 24 who meet low-income requirements can enroll in the program at no cost to them by calling (800) 733-JOBS [5627].
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  • Job Corps centers in Missouri have launched a recruitment drive to fill immediate openings and expand their career training and educational opportunities to even more young men and women.
    “Job Corps has open space for new students, and we are working hard to spread the good news that we are ready and eager for new applicants,” said Walt Hall, regional director for the Chicago Region of Job Corps, which includes Missouri. “I encourage any young person who is interested in the career training we offer to call us now to take advantage of this great opportunity.”
    Job Corps is a U.S. Department of Labor program that provides eligible students with career technical training, academic support room and board, counseling and mentoring services, and basic medical care. Young people ages 16 through 24 who meet low-income requirements can enroll in the program at no cost to them by calling (800) 733-JOBS [5627].
    Each Job Corps center offers training and a path toward industry-recognized credentials in fields such as construction, health care and business administration.  Centers in Missouri include:
    • Excelsior Springs Job Corps Center, Excelsior Springs
    • St. Louis Job Corps Center, St. Louis
    • Mingo Job Corps Center, Puxico
    Job Corps students train in the skills needed to start a career, enlist in the military or move on to pursue higher education. Students have the opportunity to earn a high school diploma through partnerships with local school districts or a high school equivalency credential. At some centers, students can even take courses at local community colleges while enrolled in Job Corps. The program also provides career counseling and transitional support for up to 21 months after graduation.
    Most Job Corps students reside on-center in dorms, but some who live nearby can choose to commute. The most successful Job Corps students stay in the program one to two years, depending on their pace of achievement and whether they choose to pursue advanced training.
    Administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, Job Corps is the nation’s largest career technical training and education program for low-income young people ages 16 through 24. Job Corps provides services to approximately 60,000 young people each year at 125 centers in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. To learn more about Job Corps, call (800) 733-JOBS [5627] or visit Job Corps online

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