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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.

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.

Northlands Job Corps Center
career vocational training

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Advanced Manufacturing

Welding

Average salary: $36,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Participants will learn the most commonly utilized welding processes including welding terminology, weld design, welding safety, electrical theory, the weldability of metals, and welding quality control.

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Automotive and Machine Repair

Maintenance and Light Repair

Average salary: $36,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Test vehicle systems and parts, identify mechanical problems, perform basic maintenance, repair and replace parts, and interact with clients. Work on engines, transmissions, drive belts, brakes, electronic steering systems, diagnostic tools, power tools, and common hand tools.

*Maintenance and Light Repair is a Pre-Apprenticeship program, which offers students the hands-on training and education needed to qualify for apprenticeships. 

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Construction

Facilities Maintenance

Average salary: $35,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

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

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Construction

Carpentry

Average salary: $35,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Job Corps offers a basic Carpentry program, a Carpentry Trainee, Apprentice program through Home Builders Institute (HBI), and a Carpentry, Pre-Apprentice program through United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBCJA). All training programs are hands-on and are similar in curriculum and requirements.

*Carpentry is a Pre-Apprenticeship program, which offers students the hands-on training and education needed to qualify for apprenticeships. 

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Finance and Business

Office Administration

Average salary: $32,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Office administrators perform daily duties that include financial planning, record keeping, billing, personnel, inventory, and logistics, within a business.

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Healthcare

Clinical Medical Assistant

Average salary: $29,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ 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

Average salary: $20,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ 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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Renewable Resources and Energy

Urban Forestry

Average salary: $31,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

As an arborist, you will help keep our neighborhoods and roads natural looking beautiful, by performing, tree health, tree removal, and pruning.

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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.

Advanced Career Vocational Training

is also available. See details on the Connect page.

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Northlands Job Corps Center

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