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

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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.

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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.

Pittsburgh Job Corps Center
career vocational training

Click on a career to explore the details and requirements, or filter by career area.

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Automotive and Machine Repair

Heavy Construction Equipment Mechanic

Average salary: $40,000 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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Construction

Electrical

Average salary: $34,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Job Corps offers a basic Electrical program and an Electrical Trainee, Pre-Apprentice program through Home Builders Institute (HBI). All training programs are hands-on and are similar in curriculum and requirements.

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Construction

Facilities Maintenance

Average salary: $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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Construction

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Average salary: $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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Healthcare

Certified Nurse Assistant

Average salary: $24,000 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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Healthcare

Clinical Medical Assistant

Average salary: $29,000 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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Healthcare

Medical Office Support

Average salary: $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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Homeland Security

Security and Protective Services

Average salary: $24,000 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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Hospitality

Culinary Arts

Average salary: $20,000 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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Transportation

Heavy Equipment Operations

Average salary: $39,000 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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HVAC and Culinary Arts offer possible advanced placement in the college program upon completion.

Advanced Career Vocational Training

is also available. See details on the Connect page.

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