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TRAIN
MASTER YOUR TRADE

On-the-job career technical training designed to get you workforce ready.

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

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.

Green Jobs Training

Job Corps is committed to the development of green job training and preparing students like you for successful careers in the green economy. All students who enter the Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive and Machine Repair, or Construction training areas will develop specific knowledge and skills related to green technology and industry practices.

If you choose to train in one or more of these industries, you will receive the latest training available to prepare you for this growing industry. The green workforce is here to stay, and qualified green workers will continue to be in demand for many years to come.

Look for the label GREEN JOB below.

Pittsburgh Job Corps Center
career vocational training

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Construction

Advanced Weatherization

Earning potential: $36,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

People working in the field of weatherization perform a variety of activities to protect homes and businesses from the elements and make them more energy efficient. Their duties can include sealing and repairing windows, insulating ducts, and performing heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning work. May perform energy audits and advise clients on energy conservation measures.

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GREEN JOB

Healthcare

Clinical Medical Assistant

Earning potential: $31,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 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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Hospitality

Culinary Arts

Earning potential: $24,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 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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GREEN JOB

Construction

Electrical

Earning potential: $31,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Electricians install and maintain wiring and lighting systems, inspect electrical components, and identify and repair a variety of electrical problems.

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GREEN JOB

Construction

Facility Maintenance

Earning potential: $35,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

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

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GREEN JOB

Construction

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Earning potential: $43,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

HVAC professionals make buildings cool in the summer and warm in the winter. They control temperature, humidity and use a wide array tools to keep systems working optimally.

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GREEN JOB

Automotive and Machine Repair

Heavy Construction Equipment Mechanic

Earning potential: $49,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Work with vehicles and machines used in farming, construction and railway transport; inspect, repair and maintain them to make sure they continue to run safely at optimum efficiency.

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Transportation

Heavy Equipment Operations

Earning potential: $46,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Operate heavy equipment including graders, tractors, backhoes, front-end loaders, dump trucks, and trash trucks, under supervision, in a safe and effective manner.

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Healthcare

Medical Office Support

Earning potential: $33,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 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

Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide

Earning potential: $26,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 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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Public Service

Security and Protective Services

Earning potential: $,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Guard, patrol, detect, deter, observe, report, protect, and monitor premises, to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules.

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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.

Off-site career vocational training

Is available in the following career areas

Advanced Manufacturing

Construction

Finance and Business

Healthcare

Hospitality

Information Technology

Renewable Resources and Energy

Retail Sales and Services

ADVANCED CAREER VOCATIONAL TRAINING

IS ALSO AVAILABLE. SEE DETAINS ON THE CONNECT PAGE.

Explore your journey at Pittsburgh Job Corps Center

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LEARN

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TRAIN

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CONNECT

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