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New Training Programs Offer Job Corps Students a Bright Future

In 2010, Job Corps added new advanced training programs to take advantage of growing green technology industries. Four of these programs, Solar Photovoltaic (PV) and Thermal System Installer, Smart Meter Technician, Overhead Line Construction, and... Read More

I’m definitely doing what I want to do now, and I love being an executive chef. My goal is to one day move up to being a corporate chef, where I would run multiple restaurants.

Charles Armstrong

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

In Job Corps, you can accomplish anything you want, if you’re willing to work. It gave me the perfect path to follow into law enforcement. If you lose sight of your goal for just a minute, you’re going to fail 100 percent of the time. Strive hard to reach your goals, and make Job Corps what you want it to be.

Dago Pates

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

I wanted a job to support myself but needed skills. Job Corps was great, especially because it's free.

Raja Arsian

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

My options were very limited without a degree. I learned about Job Corps and figured, 'What do I have to lose?'

Matthew Parker

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

A work ethic was instilled in me at Job Corps. It made me appreciate the experiences that came after.

Lydia Mata

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

Oneonta Job Corps Students, Staff, Supporters Celebrate 2nd Annual National Job Corps Commencement Day

Oneonta Job Corps Center joined all Job Corps centers across the country to celebrate the second annual National Job Corps Commencement Day on August 24, 2012, and to congratulate the Job Corps students who showed that "Job Corps Works" by complet... Read More

Oneonta Job Corps Center

A greenhouse complex at the Oneonta Job Corps Academy is making the campus more sustainable and will soon contribute to the well-being of the surrounding community.

Solar energy is collected to provide hot water to the greenhouse, and ph... Read More

ARRA – A Year in Review

As 2011 approaches, we'd like to take a look back at all we've accomplished this past year. The following list gives a glimpse into Job Corps' ARRA funds at work.

  • More than 100,000 Job Corps students across the U... Read More
Come in and do everything that you have to do, and you will achieve your goals. Remember that the staff is here to help you, and let them help!

Jania Barnett

Oneonta Job Corps was a beacon of hope to a young lady who realized that to have a career she needed more than her high school diploma. Jania Barnett enrolled in Job Corps at the age of 21 in order to achieve her goal of becoming trained to work i... Read More