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Job Corps offers free education and vocational programs administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. The programs are designed to help ages 16 to 24 get a better job, earn more money and take control of their future. Each year 60,000 students take advantage of the Job Corps training. Over the past five years, 82 percent of students that graduated from the programs began new careers, enrolled in higher education programs or enlisted in the military. 

How does the program work?

Enrolled students will learn a trade, earn a high school diploma or GED and receive assistance in finding a job. When you join the program, you will be paid a monthly allowance. The longer you stay with the program, the higher your allowance will be. Job Corps will provide career counseling and transition support to students for up to 12 months following graduation.

What are the requirements?

In order to enroll in the Job Corps program you must meet the following criteria:

  • At least 16 years of age, but no older than 24.
  • A U.S. Citizen or legal resident of the U.S.
  • Meet income requirements.
  • Be ready, willing and able to participate in an educational environment. 

How do I apply?

If you are interested in the Job Corps program, call 800-733-5627. An operator will take your call and answer any questions you have regarding programs, refer you to an admissions counselor in your area and send you an information packet. To get more information about Job Corps, including frequently asked questions, please visit the Job Corps website.

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Woodland Job Corps Center
3300 Fort Meade Road
Laurel MD 20724
Tel: 301-362-6000