How Can a Person Apply for Job Corps?


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Applications to Job Corps are done through a local admissions counselor. The nearest office can be found by calling the toll-free number and speaking to an operator.

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Applicants must be between the age of 16 and 24 to be eligible for Job Corps, though the upper age limit may be waived if the person has a disability. Applicants under the age of 18 must have signed written consent from their parent or guardian. They must also be a legal resident of the United States or a territory, a lawfully admitted permanent resident alien or have legal authorization to work in the United States. Applicants must also meet low-income criteria, which may vary depending on where they live. They may need to demonstrate that they have a need for further education or technical training in order to support themselves.

Applicants who have dependent children of their own also need a child care plan in place. The use of illegal drugs, a need for court supervision, outstanding court fines or serious behavioral problems may also disqualify a prospective applicant.

Job Corps is particularly tailored to youth in vulnerable situations such as runaways, school dropouts and those who are homeless. People in these groups are encouraged to apply.

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