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Job Corps is the nation's largest FREE education and job training program for young adults.

 
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Work-based Learning

Our work-based learning (WBL) program provides students with opportunities to link their career technical training with practical, on-the-job activities. Students participating in WBL improve their work habits and attitudes, identification of goals and aptitudes, and the motivation to complete and further their education.

Work-based Learning

Our work-based learning (WBL) program provides students with opportunities to link their career technical training with practical, on-the-job activities. Students participating in WBL improve their work habits and attitudes, identification of goals and aptitudes, and the motivation to complete and further their education.

Pine Knot Job Corps Center
career vocational training

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Advanced Manufacturing

Welding

Average salary: $36,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Participants will learn the most commonly utilized welding processes including welding terminology, weld design, welding safety, electrical theory, the weldability of metals, and welding quality control.

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Automotive and Machine Repair

Maintenance and Light Repair

Average salary: $36,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Test vehicle systems and parts, identify mechanical problems, perform basic maintenance, repair and replace parts, and interact with clients. Work on engines, transmissions, drive belts, brakes, electronic steering systems, diagnostic tools, power tools, and common hand tools.

*Maintenance and Light Repair is a Pre-Apprenticeship program, which offers students the hands-on training and education needed to qualify for apprenticeships. 

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Construction

Bricklayer

Average salary: $35,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Job Corps’ Bricklayer Masonry program is a Trainee, Pre-Apprentice program offered through Home Builders Institute (HBI).

*Bricklayer is a Pre-Apprenticeship program, which offers students the hands-on training and education needed to qualify for apprenticeships. 

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Construction

Carpentry

Average salary: $35,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Job Corps offers a basic Carpentry program, a Carpentry Trainee, Apprentice program through Home Builders Institute (HBI), and a Carpentry, Pre-Apprentice program through United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBCJA). All training programs are hands-on and are similar in curriculum and requirements.

*Carpentry is a Pre-Apprenticeship program, which offers students the hands-on training and education needed to qualify for apprenticeships. 

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Hospitality

Culinary Arts

Average salary: $20,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

A culinary artist wears many hats including chef and cook. They are responsible for not only making the food taste great but making it look fabulous as well.

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Information Technology

Computer Technician

Average salary: $37,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Computer technicians install, maintain and repair computers and networks. They also set up computer security measures, configure computer networks, and offer technical support on-site or via phone or email.

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Renewable Resources and Energy

Urban Forestry

Average salary: $31,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

As an arborist, you will help keep our neighborhoods and roads natural looking beautiful, by performing, tree health, tree removal, and pruning.

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Keep in mind that details will vary depending on your specific background, goals, and interests.
A Job Corps recruiter can help you get all the answers you need.

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