Performance & Expertise

MTC’s mission is to help students like Fanita Pendleton learn technical and employability skills that will lead to solid, high-paying jobs. As a graduate of the program, Fanita explains how Job Corps provided her with much more than technical skills.

“I learned to be leader. I learned to really communicate to a degree that I could use those things in my future endeavors. I also learned to go for what I wanted and push myself to focus on goals.”


Job Corps’ performance record is impressive. Each year, the program serves more than 50,000 students and:

  • 86% are placed in jobs, higher education, or the military
  • 71% received primary industry-recognized credentials in their field prior to graduation (such as A+, Certified Nursing Assistant, and Automotive Service Excellence)
  • $12.22 is the average wage of graduates 12 months after completing the program


MTC has been a leader in Job Corps for more than 35 years. Our programs are developed using evidenced-based research. Students at our centers find and keep jobs—allowing them to be self-sufficient, contributing members of our society.

Job Corps lifts young people to success—many times from very difficult personal circumstances. Former student Rafael Tejeda attended MTC’s Gary Job Corps Center in San Marcos, Texas. He says,

“They said I wouldn’t amount to anything. I’m proof they’re wrong. I’m a successful business owner because of Gary Job Corps. Job Corps gives you the basics to provide for your family. If I can do it, anyone can do it.”

“I just want to say I’m super thankful for the support and for helping me get into Job Corps. This is a great opportunity for young adults just like me who have struggled. I encourage anyone to follow through with such a great opportunity.” Wind River Job Corps (Riverton, WY) Student