A work ethic was instilled in me at Job Corps.
It made me appreciate the experiences that came after.
October 18, 2017
Lydia Mata discovered Job Corps in 1995 while driving by a billboard in Fresno, Calif. The single, teenage mother had, as she puts it, “limited options for finding a job and no means of paying for school.” Knowing she had a responsibility to her s... Read More
I wanted a job to support myself but needed skills. Job Corps was great, especially because it's free.
March 05, 2018
Raja Arsian enrolled at Potomac Job Corps Center in Sept. 2013, only a year after immigrating to the United States. A native of Pakistan, Raja was working a series of customer service jobs, unhappy with his hours and unsatisfied with his career pa... Read More
I’m doing what I want to do, and I love being an executive chef. My goal is to one day run multiple restaurants.
September 04, 2018
Charles Armstrong is the executive chef at Catch 54, a high-quality seafood restaurant considered one of the best waterfront restaurants in Delaware. Getting the job was no accident for Charles. His years of hard work and training gave him the opp... Read More
May 19, 2011
Construction Projects Improve Efficiency
The Cassadaga Job Corps Center, in Cassadaga, N.Y., completed a major renovation of its Culinary Arts building, refurbishing features from the ground up that improve its appearance and its functionality. Building improvements include new brickwork... Read More
In Job Corps, you can accomplish anything you want, if you’re willing to work. Strive hard for your goals.
September 04, 2018
Officer Dago Pates is in line to become one of Kyle, Texas’ next police detectives. But had it not been for Job Corps, he may still be digging ditches for the county. The 2006 graduate of Gary Job Corps Center is currently the Juvenile and Sex Off... Read More
My options were very limited without a degree. I learned about Job Corps and figured,
'What do I have to lose?'
October 26, 2017
Matthew Parker moved a number of times in his life, but the most important move was for Job Corps. Matthew spent most of his childhood in Sitka, Alaska, where he first developed an interest in computers. He was able to pursue this interest in high... Read More
May 24, 2010
Earth Day IS Every Day
Job Corps centers across the country celebrated the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with a week of events centered around conservation and sustainability. Students cleaned up parks, conducted energy audits, and even dressed up as Earth-friendly masc... Read More
March 12, 2010
Job Corps and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
- $211 million has been allocated to more than 800 shovel-ready construction projects, including three new dorms at the St. Louis Job Corps Center, one new dorm at Jacobs Creek Job Corps Center, the construction of the new Ottumwa Job Corps ... Read More