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I wanted a job to support myself but needed skills. Job Corps was great, especially because it's free.

Raja Arsian

Raja Arsian enrolled at Potomac Job Corps Center in Sept. 2013, only a year after immigrating to the United States. A native of Pakistan, Raja was working a series of customer service jobs, unhappy with his hours and unsatisfied with his career pa... Read More

Pittsburgh Job Corps Center

Pittsburgh Job Corps Center is moving full steam ahead on a number of green initiatives made possible by ARRA funding, with an emphasis on involving as many of its training areas as possible.

Students at the Pittsburgh Job Corps Center a... Read More

My options were very limited without a degree. I learned about Job Corps and figured, 'What do I have to lose?'

Matthew Parker

Matthew Parker moved a number of times in his life, but the most important move was for Job Corps. Matthew spent most of his childhood in Sitka, Alaska, where he first developed an interest in computers. He was able to pursue this interest in high... Read More

A work ethic was instilled in me at Job Corps. It made me appreciate the experiences that came after.

Lydia Mata

Lydia Mata discovered Job Corps in 1995 while driving by a billboard in Fresno, Calif. The single, teenage mother had, as she puts it, “limited options for finding a job and no means of paying for school.” Knowing she had a responsibility to her s... Read More

Training Program Focused on Energy Efficiency Launches At Job Corps Centers

With winter weather settling in, high heating bills have many people thinking about energy efficiency in their homes this year. 

Three Job Corps centers have begun offering students a new Weatherization Technician advanced training ... Read More

Pittsburgh Job Corps Center

More than 60 Pittsburgh Job Corps Center students received valuable hands-on training during the construction of a 62-foot wind turbine that will provide clean power for the center.

The turbine was completed on campus in mid-May with stu... Read More