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My options were very limited without a degree. I learned about Job Corps and figured, 'What do I have to lose?'

Matthew Parker

Matthew Parker moved a number of times in his life, but the most important move was for Job Corps. Matthew spent most of his childhood in Sitka, Alaska, where he first developed an interest in computers. He was able to pursue this interest in high... Read More

I wanted a job to support myself but needed skills. Job Corps was great, especially because it's free.

Raja Arsian

Raja Arsian enrolled at Potomac Job Corps Center in Sept. 2013, only a year after immigrating to the United States. A native of Pakistan, Raja was working a series of customer service jobs, unhappy with his hours and unsatisfied with his career pa... Read More

A work ethic was instilled in me at Job Corps. It made me appreciate the experiences that came after.

Lydia Mata

Lydia Mata discovered Job Corps in 1995 while driving by a billboard in Fresno, Calif. The single, teenage mother had, as she puts it, “limited options for finding a job and no means of paying for school.” Knowing she had a responsibility to her s... Read More

Earth Day Every Day

Congratulations to all of our Earth Day Every Day Center Recognition Award winners. In an effort to share best practices, each of the six centers listed below has been recognized by the National Office for its dedication to cutting back on energy ... Read More

Brunswick Job Corps Center

When Brunswick Job Corps Center's Landscaping students began working on the center's ARRA-funded organic garden, many of them had never seen a garden before, much less worked toward harvesting one. The sense of discovery and wonder that comes with... Read More

Job Corps Gets a Green Thumb

Organic gardening, made possible with Job Corps' ARRA funds, provides valuable training and healthy food choices for Job Corps students. The individual projects allow students to put into practice the skills they learn in the classroom, and the bo... Read More

Earth Day Every Day Awards Round 2

Congratulations to the second round of Earth Day Every Day Demand-side Management Award winners. Two winners from each Region were chosen for their green efforts in the following areas: energy conservation; water conservation; installation of ener... Read More