Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Job Corps: Helping Veterans Start a New Career

Helping Veterans Start a New Career

What is Job Corps?

Transitioning from the military and starting a new career can be challenging. Job Corps can help. At Job Corps, veterans can train for a new and rewarding career alongside other veterans. After training, our staff will work with veterans to find a job for up to 21 months.

Job Corps offers hands-on training to eligible 16- through 24-year-olds in America's fastest-growing careers. Each year, Job Corps provides training and support services to more than 100,000 young people in more than 100 career areas at 123 centers across the nation. No matter where veterans are coming from or where they want to go, there is a Job Corps center nearby.

What Does Job Corps Offer to Veterans?

VETS/Job Corps logo

Veterans receive priority enrollment at all Job Corps centers. While they may attend any Job Corps center in the nation, there are three centers that offer dorm areas exclusively for veterans. They will be living among other veterans who are also transitioning from the military to civilian life. Those centers are:

Starting a New Career

One of the program's biggest benefits is its postgraduate support. When veterans are ready to start looking for a job, staff will work with them to find job openings and submit resumes. Job Corps will help graduates for up to 21 months after graduation to connect with housing, transportation, and other support services.

Veterans can enroll in the VETS/Job Corps demonstration project by calling the toll-free admissions line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (800) 733-JOBS or (800) 733-5627.

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