Academic skills

Academic skills

At Job Corps, we will help you unlock your full potential. Not only do we offer hands-on career training, but we also offer classes in academics, like reading and math.

High School Diploma or the equivalent

At no cost to you or your family, Job Corps provides any materials and supplies (i.e., books, workbooks, testing materials, specialized safety equipment) you’ll need to complete your academic and career training programs.

English Language Learning (ELL) Program

Enroll in our English Language Learning (ELL) program and become more confident in your English speaking and writing abilities. Reasonable accommodations to support ELL are available.

Tutoring and Academic Support

If you are interested in getting into a tutoring program once enrolled, you may contact your instructors or the Academic Manager. Tutoring is available in academics, where students are tutored by instructors or by fellow students (Peer Student Tutors).

Advanced Career Training

Keep learning and training. Our Advanced Career Training (ACT) is an advanced college-level program. Students in ACT get to continue living on campus while taking courses for a college degree. To qualify for the ACT program, you must have:

  • A high school diploma or the equivalent
  • Completed at least one level of Job Corps 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
Career Success Standards (CSS)

At Job Corps, we know that it’s important for you to have great employability, social and independent living skills. Before you enter the workforce, we’ll make sure you understand

Job Corps' 10 career success standards:

Workplace Relationships and Ethics

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


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

Personal Growth and Development

Hone your personal skills, attributes and behaviors that foster confidence and personal growth.

Interpersonal Skills

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

Information Management

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

Multicultural Awareness

Value diversity and the ability to work with people of different backgrounds and cultures.

Career and Personal Planning

Work on a personal plan that outlines a step-by-step process for entering and advancing in your career.

Independent Living

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

Continuous Learning

Assess personal strengths and areas for development, set goals, and identify learning opportunities.

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