Administered by the U.S. Department of Labor and federally-funded, the Job Corps program was founded in 1964 and has helped prepare over 2 million young people to enter and succeed in the work force. ResCare is the nation’s leading provider of residential, training, education and support services for persons with special needs and at-risk youth, and the nation’s second largest operator of Job Corps operations. We currently operate 15 Job Corps Centers, training more than 9,200 students across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
In our ResCare Job Corps programs, eligible young people ages 16 through 24 receive educational and vocational training at no cost. Each Job Corps location is unique, but all of our centers offer career counseling, technical and on-the-job training, education to earn a high school diploma or GED, and support for students transitioning to the working world. Students in our Job Corps Programs are participating in green initiatives that develop a sense of stewardship for the environment and give the participants sustainable green skills. Courses in independent living, employability skills and social skills provide the underpinnings that help students transform their lives and build brighter futures.
Eligible applicants include disadvantaged youth who need additional education, training or counseling to obtain and hold meaningful jobs. Only U.S. citizens or lawfully-admitted residents may participate. Students may live on or off campus, and receive a basic living allowance. ResCare Job Corps centers adhere to a policy of “Zero Tolerance” for violence and drug use.
Last year, 90 percent of Job Corps graduates nationwide started new careers, enrolled in higher education programs or enlisted in the military. To learn more, please call or visit the website of a ResCare Job Corps center near you, found on our Locations page.