Pay and Allowances
Job Corps pays each student a living allowance twice a month while in the program. But just like a real job, taxes are deducted from this allowance.
Our center can house 132 male students and 162 female students in several dormitories. Each dormitory has bathroom and shower facilities, laundry facilities, TV rooms, lounges, and vending machines.
Our students are provided three nutritious meals each day at no cost in one of the best cafeteria facilities in Job Corps.
The wellness center is open daily for basic medical, dental, and optometrist services which are provided free to our students. The wellness center also provides 24-hour emergency medical services. Weight management, smoking cessation, pregnancy prevention, and other health-related programs are also available.
Our center offers facilities and programs for single parents and their dependent children. This allows students to participate in Job Corps without having to be separated from their children.
Single Parent Dormitory
The Single Parent Dormitory provides housing for up to 36 single parents with one or two children, ranging from six months to five years in age. Students living in this dormitory may help each other by providing child care, parenting ideas, encouragement, and other support. Parents in the Single Parent Dormitory are provided with activities to develop good parenting skills. Shopping trips for students in the Single Parent Dormitory are scheduled every Monday and Thursday.
Child Development Center
The Child Development Center (CDC) is a facility at our center that provides quality child care services to children of our students. The CDC is operated by Head Start and Rainbow. The CDC can care for up to 30 children between the ages of six weeks and five years in infant, toddler, and preschool classrooms.
Individuals with children applying to Job Corps must complete a separate application for the CDC in addition to the Job Corps application. The Admissions Counselor will provide the applicant with more details about the CDC.
As a Job Corps graduate, you will have a positive outlook and be qualified and prepared for today's professional workplace. Additional graduate benefits include:
- A transition allowance of up to $1000 to assist you with transportation and housing
- Job placement assistance for up to nine months
- Career counseling
- Relocation counseling services
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Monday, August 24, 2015