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.
Tutors and academic support
Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, reading, social studies, and writing by instructors or by fellow students (Peer Student Tutors). Students interested in getting into a tutoring program may contact their instructors or the Academic Manager.
English Language Learning 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 is available to all students needing their driver's license.
The ACT Program
The College Program is an advanced training program. To qualify for this program, a student must have a high school diploma or GED (from our center or another educational facility) and have successfully completed a vocational trade at Job Corps.
Benefits of the College Program include:
• academic advisement, mentoring, and tutoring
• paid tuition, fees, books, and supplies
• housing and recreation
• meals provided by Job Corps, on-and-off center
• transportation to and from college of choice
This program is offered through partnerships with Butler County Community College and Community College of Allegheny County.
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.