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How do I succeed in the JobCorps Program?

I'm 17 and i'm ready to make my self better with the help of the job corps program #job #college #career

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June’s Answer

The opportunities in the Job Corp are boundless and tuition is free! Ages 16-24 - so many choices. I've included the link below to help you explore what career choices you have. Most importantly is to find a career you have a strong interest in and enjoy doing. The Job Corp is a self-paced program. You learn at your own pace. Depending on the career area you choose and the learning pace you set for yourself, training can take from eight months to two years to complete.

A person is eligible for Job Corps if he or she meets the following criteria:
Is 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.
Meets low-income criteria.
Is in need of additional technical training, education, counseling, or related assistance to complete schoolwork or to find and keep a job.
Has signed consent from a parent or guardian if he or she is a minor.
Has a child care plan if he or she is the parent of a dependent child.
Does not exhibit behavioral problems that could keep him, her, or others from experiencing Job Corps’ full benefits.
Does not require any face-to-face court or institutional supervision or court-imposed fines while enrolled in Job Corps.
Does not use drugs.

Phases of career development

Applicants to the Job Corps program are identified and screened for eligibility by organizations contracted by the U.S. Department of Labor. Each student in the Job Corps goes through four stages of the program:

Outreach and Admissions (OA): This is the stage at which students visit admissions counselors and gather information, as well as prepare for and leave for their Job Corps Centers. Transportation is provided to and from the centers by Job Corps.

Career Preparation Period (CPP): This stage focuses on the assimilation of the student into the center, academic testing, health screening, and instruction on resume building and job search skills. Students are instructed on computer literacy, employability, and center life. This phase lasts for the first 30 days on center.

Career Development Period (CDP): This period is where the student receives all vocational training, drivers' education, academic instruction, and preparation for life outside of Job Corps, i.e. a repeat of CPP with an actual job search.

Career Transition Readiness (CTR): The period immediately after the student graduates. Career Transition Specialists outside the center assist in the graduate's job search and arrangement of living accommodations, transportation, and family support resources.

Career Choices
Advanced manufacturing
Communication design
Electronic assembly
Machine appliance repair
Manufacturing technology
Sign, billboard, and display

Automotive and machine repair
Automobile technician
General services technician
Collision repair and refinish
Heavy construction equipment mechanic
Diesel mechanic
Medium/heavy truck repair
Electronics tech
Stationary engineering

Licensed Nursing Assistant
Cement masonry
Concrete and terrazzo
Construction craft laborer
Electrical overhead line
Facilities maintenance
Floor covering
Industrial engineering technician
Licensed electrician (bilingual)
Mechanical engineering technician
Roto-Rooter plumbing
Tile setting

Extension programs
Advanced Career Training (ACT)
General Educational Development (GED)
Commercial driver's license (CDL)
Off-Center Training (OCT Program)
High school diploma (HSD Program)

Finance and Business
Accounting services
Business management
Clerical occupations
Legal secretary
Insurance and financial services
Medical insurance specialist
Office administration

Health care/allied health professions
Clinical medical assistant
Dental assistant
EKG technician
Emergency medical technician
Exercise/massage therapy
Hemodialysis technician
Licensed practical/vocational nurse
Medical office support
Nurse assistant/home health aide
Pharmacy technician
Physical therapy assistant
Rehabilitation therapy
Rehabilitation technician
Registered nurse
Respiratory therapy
Sterile processing
Surgical technician

Homeland security
Corrections officer
Security and protective services

Culinary arts
Hotel and lodging

Information technology
A+ Microsoft MSCE
Computer Networking/Cisco
Computer systems administrator
Computer support specialist
Computer technician
Integrated system tech
Network cable installation
Visual communications

Renewable resources and energy
Forest conservation and urban forestry

Retail sales and services
Behavioral health aide
Criminal justice
Child development
Residential advisor
Retail sales

Asphalt paving
Material and distribution operations
Heavy equipment operations
Roustabout operator
Heavy truck driving
TCU Transportation Communications International Union administrative clerk
TCU railcar mechanic
TCU train crew

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Erik’s Answer

Take pride in the experiences you aquire, seek more knowledge to improve your skills and become humble and honest when you dont know the answer and be brave in asking for help always.