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Job Corps is the nation's largest FREE education and job training program for young adults.

 
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A Day in the Life at Job Corps

A typical day at Flint/Genesee Job Corps Center is full of activities to help our students prepare for the real world. Students get up early and spend the majority of their day receiving academic and hands-on career technical training.

After dinner, students may do chores in their dorms, study, attend high school classes or tutoring, take advantage of professional development opportunities, participate in enrichment and recreational activities, or participate in clubs and team sports. Most students are in bed by 10 p.m. to rest for the next day’s tasks.

A Day in the Life at Job Corps

A typical day at Flint/Genesee Job Corps Center is full of activities to help our students prepare for the real world. Students get up early and spend the majority of their day receiving academic and hands-on career technical training.

After dinner, students may do chores in their dorms, study, attend high school classes or tutoring, take advantage of professional development opportunities, participate in enrichment and recreational activities, or participate in clubs and team sports. Most students are in bed by 10 p.m. to rest for the next day’s tasks.


Job Corps Benefits

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 132 male students and 162 female students in two dorms. Honor rooms are available for students who qualify. Residential students live with up to three roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

  • laundry facilities
  • computer labs
  • TV lounges
  • vending machines
  • bathrooms and showers

Additionally, this center offers residential housing for parents with children. We also serve nonresidential students.

Job Corps provides, at no cost to you, any materials and supplies (i.e., books, workbooks, testing materials, specialized and safety equipment) you'll need to complete your academic and career training programs.

For students with dependent children, you may authorize $5, $10, or $15 to be deducted from your living allowance for childcare. Whichever amount you choose, Job Corps' contribution matches five times your contribution. For example, when you contribute $5, the center contributes $25 for a total allotment of $30. A check for the total allotment will be sent to your child's caregiver.

Centers issue, at no cost to you, the uniforms, specialized and safety equipment, and clothing necessary to participate in your career training program. After you have been in Job Corps for 30 to 90 days, you will be eligible to receive a clothing allowance of $100 to purchase additional personal clothing items. After that, students within 90 days of graduation from Job Corps can receive an additional $125, and students who enroll in Advanced Training are eligible for an additional $100.

Nutritious and well-balanced meals are prepared daily in the center's cafeteria at no cost to you. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and an evening snack are served Monday through Friday. Brunch and dinner are served on weekends and holidays.

Our wellness center provides basic medical, dental, optometry, and mental health services which are provided free to you.

Job Corps pays you a living allowance in cash twice a month. New and readmitted students receive arrival pay in the amount of a $25.

After that, the amount of your base pay depends on the number of days you are eligible for payment. For days 1-182, you receive $25 every two weeks. After 183 days, pay is increased to $35.

Just like a real job, taxes are deducted, and you'll receive a W-2 at the end of each year.

Students who live off campus are provided free transportation to and from our center.

Our Child Development Center (CDC) provides quality child care services to the children of our students. 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 an application for the CDC in addition to the Job Corps application. Your admissions counselor can provide you with more details.

Our Single Parent Dormitory provides housing for up to 36 single parents with one or two children, ranging from six months to five years old. Students living in this dorm help each other with child care, parenting ideas, encouragement, and other support. There are organized activities to help develop good parenting skills and shopping trips every Monday and Thursday.

Facilities


Dorms


Cafeteria


Center Store


Wellness Center


Activity/ Recreation Center


Gym/ Fitness Center

Flint/Genesee Job Corps Center is located on a 10 city blocks just a short drive from downtown Flint, Michigan. The 21-acre campus is in an urban, residential neighborhood.

Recreational Activities

We want you to have a fun time! Feel free to suggest additional activities to our rec staff.


Arts and crafts


Baseball


Basketball


Bowling


Dances


Games


Movies


Music


Outings


Pool/ Billiards


Reading


Shopping


Video games


Weightlifting

At Flint/Genesee Job Corps Center, students find our recreational activities to be a fun and exciting way to socialize or relax at the end of the day. We value our student's feedback and conduct regular surveys to improve our recreational programs.

Student Programs & Organizations

We want your time with Job Corps to be enjoyable. Join an organization and make new friends!

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of our students and plays a key role in the operation of the center. Members learn to be positive role models, develop leadership and socialization skills, practice self-government, and have input on center policies. We encourage all of our students to join the SGA.

Youth 2 Youth: Partners 4 Peace (Y2Y) is an initiative created and led by Job Corps students to promote peace in their communities. Students engage with peers and community members through activities and events aimed at curbing bullying and violence in local communities.

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Campus Safety

Job Corps is committed to offering all students a safe and secure environment. That's why we have a Zero Tolerance Policy for violence and drugs. Any student who breaks this policy will be dismissed immediately from Job Corps.

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Campus Safety

Job Corps is committed to offering all students a safe and secure environment. That's why we have a Zero Tolerance Policy for violence and drugs. Any student who breaks this policy will be dismissed immediately from Job Corps.

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Flint/Genesee Job Corps Center

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