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

 
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Work-based Learning

Our work-based learning (WBL) program provides students with opportunities to link their career technical training with practical, on-the-job activities. Students participating in WBL improve their work habits and attitudes, identification of goals and aptitudes, and the motivation to complete and further their education.

Work-based Learning

Our work-based learning (WBL) program provides students with opportunities to link their career technical training with practical, on-the-job activities. Students participating in WBL improve their work habits and attitudes, identification of goals and aptitudes, and the motivation to complete and further their education.

Dayton Job Corps Center
career vocational training

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Construction

Facilities Maintenance

Average salary: $35,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Facilities maintenance workers perform routine repairs and preventive maintenance to ensure building systems operate efficiently.

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Construction

Carpentry

Average salary: $35,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Job Corps offers a basic Carpentry program, a Carpentry Trainee, Apprentice program through Home Builders Institute (HBI), and a Carpentry, Pre-Apprentice program through United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBCJA). All training programs are hands-on and are similar in curriculum and requirements.

*Carpentry is a Pre-Apprenticeship program, which offers students the hands-on training and education needed to qualify for apprenticeships. 

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Construction

Plastering

Average salary: $30,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Plastering involves applying interior and exterior plaster, cement, stucco, or similar materials to coat internal walls and ceilings.

*Plastering is a Pre-Apprenticeship program, which offers students the hands-on training and education needed to qualify for apprenticeships. 

 

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Healthcare

Certified Nurse Assistant

Average salary: $24,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Home health aides are non-licensed members of the home care team that assist patients who wish to receive care in the comfort of their own home with daily living.

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Healthcare

Clinical Medical Assistant

Average salary: $29,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Medical assistants perform a variety of duties to assist healthcare professionals including scheduling appointments, taking vital signs, succinctly conveying ideas and information to patients. People who work in this field should be good listeners, be able to handle stress, and excel at thinking clearly on the fly.

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Healthcare

Medical Office Support

Average salary: $33,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Medical office support staff work at the front desk of a medical office. They perform a variety of tasks vital to the operation of a medical office including dealing with patients, filing medical documents and handling insurance forms, and handling anything that comes up in a clinical office.

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Healthcare

Patient Care Technician

Average salary: $31,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

A patient care technician aids doctors, nurses and other medical professionals by tending to ill and injured individuals under their supervision. This often entails taking notes on patient care, taking vital signs, collecting specimens, performing catheterization, and assisting patients with every day tasks like eating, hygiene, grooming, and making assessments on their care.

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Hospitality

Culinary Arts

Average salary: $20,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

A culinary artist wears many hats including chef and cook. They are responsible for not only making the food taste great but making it look fabulous as well.

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Information Technology

Computer Technician

Average salary: $37,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Computer technicians install, maintain and repair computers and networks. They also set up computer security measures, configure computer networks, and offer technical support on-site or via phone or email.

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Keep in mind that details will vary depending on your specific background, goals, and interests.
A Job Corps recruiter can help you get all the answers you need.

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