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Academic Training Overview

In addition to career training, Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center also provides academic training, including basic reading and math. Courses in independent living, employability skills, and career success skills are offered to help students transition into the workplace. We also have several academic programs to help our students achieve their full potential.

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Academic Training Overview

In addition to career training, Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center also provides academic training, including basic reading and math. Courses in independent living, employability skills, and career success skills are offered to help students transition into the workplace. We also have several academic programs to help our students achieve their full potential.

Academic Programs

Job Corps provides a very structured environment that will prepare you for the workplace.

GED/High School Diploma

One of our top goals at Brunswick Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her GED/high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at Brunswick are automatically enrolled into our GED/high school program. Students who complete this program's core classes may participate in our online high school diploma program which is paid for by the center.

Georgia High School Graduation Test

Through an agreement between Brunswick Job Corps and the local public school system, students previously enrolled in high school who did not pass any portion of the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) can retake it at a local high school or at our center.

To retake the GHSGT, students are required to be making satisfactory progress towards a GED/high school diploma at our center. Test scores will be mailed to the student's original high school.

English Language Learning (ELL) Program

Students needing to learn English can enter our English Language Learning (ELL) program. Students in the ELL program are tested regularly to determine their language proficiency levels.

Tutoring and Academic Support

Tutoring programs are available for math, reading, and social studies where students are tutored by instructors or by fellow students (Peer Student Tutors). Students interested in getting into a tutoring program may contact their instructors or the Academic Manager.

Advanced Career Training

Advanced Career Training (ACT) is an advanced college-level program available at the College of Coastal Georgia. Students in ACT get benefit of continuing to live on campus while taking courses for a college degree.

To qualify for the ACT program, a student must have:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Completed at least one level of career technical training
  • Recommendations from career technical training instructors and center staff
  • No major disciplinary issues within 60 days of applying
  • Above average evaluation scores

Benefits of the College Program include:

  • Academic advisement, mentoring, and tutoring
  • Paid tuition, fees, books, and supplies
  • Housing and recreation
  • Meals provided by Job Corps, on-and-off center
  • Transportation to and from college of choice

Driver Education

Driver's Education is available to all students needing their driver's license.

Career Success Standards (CSS)

Behavioral expectations in the areas of employability, social development, and independent living skills

1

Workplace Relationships and Ethics

Productively interact with co-workers and deal with problems and situations with honesty, integrity and responsibility.

2

Communications

Listen actively, follow directions and communicate with others to solve problems and accomplish tasks.

3

Personal Growth and Development

Personal skills, attributes and behaviors that foster confidence and drive for life-long growth.

4

Interpersonal Skills

Get along with others and adjust to a variety of social and professional situations.

5

Information Management

Interpret and evaluate data, organize and maintain information, and use technology to perform work.

6

Multicultural Awareness

Value diversity, while practicing cultural sensitivity, and the ability to work with people of different backgrounds and cultures.

7

Career and Personal Planning

A personal plan that outlines a step-by-step process for entering and advancing in a fulfilling career.

8

Independent Living

Find, manage and use resources to maintain employment, satisfy physical and emotional needs, and lead a productive and independent life.

9

Continuous Learning

Continually grow and assess personal strengths and areas for development, set learning goals, and identify and access learning opportunities.

10

Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

Solve problems by seeking and evaluating different points of view and utilizing different resources to reach decisions.

Explore your journey at Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center

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