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A work ethic was instilled in me at Job Corps. It made me appreciate the experiences that came after.

Lydia Mata

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

My options were very limited without a degree. I learned about Job Corps and figured, 'What do I have to lose?'

Matthew Parker

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

Earth Day Every Day 

Twelve centers have been awarded the first round Demand-side Management Awards, which are a part of Job Corps' Earth Day Every Day (EDED) initiatives. Congratulations to the winners! They are: 

  • Boston Region – Ramey and Iroq... Read More

Keystone Job Corps Center

The road-paving project at Keystone Job Corps Center in Drums, Pa., has brought smiles to the faces of not only the students and staff on center but also the local construction company hired to complete the project. A local construction company wa... Read More

Sileshi Getnet

Sileshi Getnet immigrated from Ethiopia in January 2004 and quickly learned the English language. He attended the Keystone Job Corps Center from November 2004 and graduated in October 2006. Before enrolling in the center’s advanced training progra... Read More

I wanted a job to support myself but needed skills. Job Corps was great, especially because it's free.

Raja Arsian

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

You have to want it for yourself.

Aisha Watte

Aisha Watte, a 22-year-old originally from Alexandria, Virginia, is a CJCC graduate. She arrived in January 2011 with her high school diploma and completed the Medical Office Support (MOS) Trade. In October 2012, Aisha was accepted to the Keystone... Read More

Earth Day Every Day Demand-side Management Winners

With so many centers working diligently nationwide to implement green programs and initiatives on campus, picking our first round of Earth Day Every Day (EDED) Demand-side Management Award winners was a difficult task. The two centers fro... Read More