Job Corps provides unique path to higher ed
From Diverse Education: “Job Corps is a voluntary program, administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), that provides young people from lower-income households, ages 16 to 24, with free-of-charge education and hands-on career training for entry-level positions. It offers industry-recognized certifications in 82 high-demand industries, according to its website, jobcorps.gov. … According to DOL, Job Corps is comprised of 121 centers throughout the United States, each offering educational training and a variety of vocational training programs for about 50,000 students per year. As the largest nationwide residential career training program in the country, it has trained and educated more than two million people since its inception in 1964.”
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