Opportunities, Opportunities, and More Opportunities: What Job Corps Offers America’s Young Adults

Job Corps isn’t just about learning a new technical skill – it’s about personal growth, pursuing dreams, and shaping one’s future. In this video, hear what students have to say about the Job Corps program.

“I think it’s a good opportunity if you’re looking to learn a trade where you can put yourself to work and work with your hands and stuff.” – Avonti Johnson, Earle C. Clements Job Corps Center (Morganfield, KY).

“I wasn’t getting anywhere. I felt that if I came to Job Corps, I could get further than I was in my past life because when I came to Job Corps, I started a new chapter in life.” – Jaleel Martin, Sierra Nevada Job Corps Center (Reno, NV).

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Jaleel Martin (left), Job Corps student.

“In the future, I want to own my own business. Job Corps was a great choice.”  – Terrellus Davenport, Earle C. Clements Job Corps Center.

“I had a great experience here. The people here are very supportive. They encourage you to be great. They definitely push you and definitely don’t want nothing but success for you in the future.”  – Lyvia St-Cyras, IndyPendence Job Corps Center (Indianapolis, IN).

“It’s a really good investment because they teach you everything you need to know for the real world.” – Kathia Gonzales, Los Angeles Job Corps Center (Los Angeles, CA).

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Kathia Gonzales (right), Job Corps graduate.

“I highly recommend this program for anybody looking to just get up and better themselves. I’m better because of Job Corps.” – Dante Rivera, Earle C. Clements Job Corps Center.

“Life is good right now. I’m really excited about my opportunities and what I’m doing here at Job Corps. And when I leave here, I’m also really excited about where I could go and continue to grow.” – Daechelle Green, Los Angeles Job Corps Center.

“Because I learned a trade, I got a high school diploma, and I feel like I’ve bettered myself since I came here.” – Salvador Salgado, Paul Simon Chicago Job Corps Center (Chicago, IL).

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Salvador Salgado, Job Corps student.

“I’m very proud of where I am. Job Corps helped shape me into the man I am now.” – Shakeel Semple, Brooklyn Job Corps Center (Brooklyn, NY).

“It’s a really good decision because it’s free, it pays for everything, it helps you with the extra help that you need. If you need your high school diploma or GED, they help you with that. Driver’s license, all your certifications, it helps you get a career.” – Ashley Peasley, Tongue Point Job Corps Center (Astoria, OR).