Enrolling in Job Corps

Are you ready to take the first step toward a real career? Then Job Corps is ready for you!

Job Corps is the nation’s largest career technical training and education program for students ages 16 through 24. Through Job Corps, students can gain the experience they need to begin a career or apprenticeship, advance to higher education, or join the military. To find out more about the Job Corps program, please visit recruiting.jobcorps.gov or call (800) 733-JOBS [5627].

In order to apply you:

  • Must be a legal U.S. resident; lawfully admitted permanent resident alien, refugee, asylee, or parolee, or other immigrant who has been authorized by the U.S. Attorney General to work in the United States; or resident of a U.S. territory
  • Must meet low-income criteria
  • Must face one or more barriers to employment such as: needing additional career technical training, education, counseling, and related assistance to complete regular schoolwork or to secure and maintain employment
  • Can be a school dropout, runaway, foster child, parent or homeless
  • Must have a signed consent from a parent or guardian if you are a minor
  • Must have a child care plan if you are a parent of a dependent child
  • Must not exhibit behavioral problems that could inhibit you or others from benefiting fully from the program
  • Must not require any face-to-face court or institutional supervision or court-imposed fines while enrolled in Job Corps
  • Must not use drugs illegally