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Earn your high school diploma and explore academic programs.

Job Corps is the nation's largest FREE residential education and job training program for young adults ages 16-24

Academic Training Overview
Academic Training Overview

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

Educational Programs

JOB CORPS IS A VERY STRUCTURED ENVIRONMENT THAT WILL PREPARE YOU FOR THE WORKPLACE.

High School Diploma (HSD)/High School Equivalency (HSE)

One of our top goals at Gary Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her HSE or high school diploma. •HSE •Southwest Texas High School- AdvancED Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS/CASI) private accredited high school

English Language Learning Program

Our English Language Learning (ELL) Program is offered to students needing to learn English. Students will use some of the world's best language-learning software to help them in their transition. Students also receive regular instruction that relates to their chosen career technical training.

College Preparation Program

Tutoring

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.

Driver Education

Adult and teen driver's education classes are offered to students. Students receive all the required training to obtain a Texas driver's license.

Career Success Standard

Ten Behavioral expectation in the areas of employment, social development, and independent living skills.

The way we prepare you for the workforce has changed during Job Corps’ 40 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 Gary Job Corps Center

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PROGRAM BY DIVING INTO THE PILLARS OF SUCCESS

LIVE

Explore life at the center

Explore the Perks

LEARN

Earn & further your education

Find your Purpose

TRAIN

Get hands on training

Master a Trade

CONNECT

Prepare for the working world

Grow your Career