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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.

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.

Gary Job Corps Center
career vocational training

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Advanced Manufacturing

Machining

Average salary: $35,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Produce machined parts by programming, setting up, and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine. Maintain quality and safety standards, keep records, and maintain equipment and supplies.

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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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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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Construction

Electrical

Average salary: $34,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ 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.

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

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Construction

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Average salary: $43,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

HVAC professionals make buildings cool in the summer and warm in the winter. They control temperature, humidity and use a wide array tools to keep systems working optimally.

*Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) is a Pre-Apprenticeship program, which offers students the hands-on training and education needed to qualify for apprenticeships. 

 

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Construction

Plastering

Average salary: $30,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

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

*Plastering 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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Healthcare

Certified Nurse Assistant

Average salary: $24,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Home health aides are non-licensed members of the home care team that assist patients who wish to receive care in the comfort of their own home with daily living.

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Healthcare

Clinical Medical Assistant

Average salary: $29,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ 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

Medical Office Support

Average salary: $33,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ 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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Healthcare

Pharmacy Technician

Average salary: $29,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Under the direction of a pharmacist, a pharmacy technician will measure, mix, count out, label, and prepare medications. They also often interact with patients and answer their questions.

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Homeland Security

Corrections Officer

Average salary: $38,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Corrections Officers are responsible for the custody and control of individuals who have been arrested, are awaiting trial, or are serving a prison or jail sentence. They are also responsible for the security of the facility itself.

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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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Transportation

Material Handling and Distribution Operations

Average salary: $24,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Materials handlers oversee the process of taking materials from one location to another as well as extracting and loading the materials to be transported.

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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.

Advanced Career Vocational Training

is also available. See details on the Connect page.

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