The Job Corps offers education and training to people between the ages of 16 and 24. Training includes educational assistance in obtaining high school diplomas and general equivalency diplomas, as well as career training. Job Corps is administered by the United States Department of Labor and has different programs in cities and states throughout the country. (Reference 1)
Alaska Job Corps
Alaska Job Corps reports on its website that it offers academic assistance as well as career training in areas such as construction, business and technology, health and community services and accounting. Training is also available to help people interested in pursuing a career as an office assistant, computer repair person, electrician, plumber or carpenter, among other options. Additionally, the Alaska Job Corps offers culinary arts training and off-center training to assist those interested in programs not currently available through the center. (Reference 2)
Alaska Job Corps Center 800 E. Lynn Martin Drive Palmer, AK 99645 907-861-8800 Alaska.jobcorps.gov
New Haven Job Corps
The New Haven, Connecticut Job Corps program offers a variety of job training opportunities. The pastry and baking program helps students learn about career options in addition to understanding baking techniques for doughs, cakes, breads and chocolate desserts. Additionally, the New Haven Job Corps has a culinary arts program designed to teach students interested in working in the food service industry. Students learn how to use kitchen appliances and cooking tools and how to apply math and reading skills to kitchen management.
The carpentry program helps students understand both residential and commercial construction. Training explains carpentry lingo, processes and techniques for foundations and building lines, framing, drywall, flooring and finishing building interiors. Program participants learn how to apply math to carpentry as well as write reports and fully understand construction manuals.
Another training program at New Haven Job Corps is the health occupations program. It teaches students about health care systems, first aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). It also provides a general understanding of patient needs and best practices for patient care. (Reference 3)
New Haven Job Corps 455 Wintergreen Avenue New Haven, CT 06515 203-397-3775 ctdol.state.ct.us
Paul Simon Chicago Job Corps Center
Chicago's Paul Simon Job Corps Center offer academic training programs as well as vocational training. One emphasis is on green-friendly training; students who enter programs in bricklaying, carpentry, manufacturing and painting will learn modern methods that are consistent with ecological trends and procedures. Other vocational training programs at Paul Simon Chicago Job Corps Center include computer service technician, nursing assistant, home health assistant, pharmacy technician, office assistant, visual communications and graphic design. (Reference 4)
Paul Simon Chicago Job Corps Center 3348 South Kedzie Chicago, IL 60623 773-890-3100 paulsimonchicago.jobcorps.gov
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