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
August 03, 2010
Job Corps Gets a Green Thumb
Organic gardening, made possible with Job Corps' ARRA funds, provides valuable training and healthy food choices for Job Corps students. The individual projects allow students to put into practice the skills they learn in the classroom, and the bo... 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
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