Smiling Job Corps student in a classroom


In addition to career training, Pittsburgh Job Corps also provides academic training, including basic reading and math. Courses in independent living, employability skills, and social skills are offered in order to help students transition into the workplace. We also have several academic programs to help our students achieve their full potential.

GED/High School Diploma

One of our top goals at Pittsburgh Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her GED/high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at Pittsburgh are enrolled into our GED program. Students who complete the GED program's core classes may participate in our high school diploma program.

English Language Learning (ELL) Program

Pittsburgh Job Corps Center welcomes non-English speaking students to its campus community. Our ELL classes provide students with the skills needed to learn the English language. A computer software program is used to ensure success in this program.

Driver's Education

Driver's Education is available to all students needing their driver's license.

Concurrent Training Program

The Concurrent Training Program gives students the opportunity to receive advanced education/technical training. Students in the ACT program may attend Career Connections Charter High School or the Community College of Allegheny County.

Advanced Training Programs

Students enrolled Food Service can get advanced training at Woodstock Job Corps Center. Students in Business Office Technologies receive advanced training at Potomac Job Corps Center. Students can also enroll in the Community College of Allegheny County and earn certificates or Associate's Degrees in several career fields.

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