Who’s Eligible for Job Corps?
For 16- to 24-year-olds* ready to work toward a successful future, Job Corps’ free education and career training program is a great place to start.
Young people who are school dropouts, runaways, foster youth, parents, or homeless are welcome to apply. Because Job Corps is a voluntary program, students choose to enroll in the program and may exit at any time.
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 illegally
*The maximum age limit, 24 years, may be waived if the applicant is a person with a documented disability.
All interested individuals may call 800-733-5627 where an operator will provide general information about Job Corps and refer individuals to an admissions counselor closest to where they live.
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Administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, Job Corps is the nation’s largest career technical training and education program for low-income young people ages 16 through 24. Job Corps is a U.S. Department of Labor Equal Opportunity Employer Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. TDD/TTY telephone number is 877- 889-5627.