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Our Program

How Job Corps Works

Providing students with
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Job Corps Program Overview

Centennial Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center is a great place for young people to complete an education, learn a marketable trade, make lifetime friends, and graduate with a good job in hand.

Through our Career Development Services System (CDSS), we provide our students with the skills you need to succeed in today’s workforce—at no cost to you or your family. If you are looking for a better quality of life and are willing to dedicate yourself to our life changing program, Centennial Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center is the place for you!

Long Text Title
Job Corps Program Overview

Centennial Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center is a great place for young people to complete an education, learn a marketable trade, make lifetime friends, and graduate with a good job in hand.

Through our Career Development Services System (CDSS), we provide our students with the skills you need to succeed in today’s workforce—at no cost to you or your family. If you are looking for a better quality of life and are willing to dedicate yourself to our life changing program, Centennial Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center is the place for you!

Your Journey Through Job Corps

4 Steps to Success | Career Development Services System (CDSS)

1

Career Development
Period (CDP)

With the help of center staff and employers, you will…

  • Learn industry-related technical and academic skills
  • Demonstrate interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills
  • Practice social and personal management skills

You will then…

  • Begin the job search process
  • Prepare for independent living
2

Career Transition
Period (CTP)

As a Job Corps graduate, you will…

  • Successfully get your first job
  • Find living accommodations, transportation, and family support resources needed to continue working (with the support of the center and other Job Corps service providers)
  • Continue to contact Job Corps service providers to seek their support, if needed
  • Respond to 13-week, 6-month, and 12-month survey requests
3

Outreach and
Admissions (OA)

Welcome to Job Corps! In this primary phase, you will learn…

  • What Job Corps is all about
  • How we can help you start a career
  • What learning and working on a Job Corps center will be like
  • What your responsibilities will be as a student
  • What career training is available at your assigned Job Corps center
4

Career Preparation
Period (CPP)

In your first 60 days on center, you will…

  • Create and commit to a Personal Career Development Plan (PCDP) with the help of Job Corps staff
  • Visit and learn about American Job Centers / One-Stop Centers
  • Learn and practice personal responsibility skills required at the workplace
  • Learn, demonstrate, and practice job search skills

Job Corps Serves Eligible Young People

To qualify for job corps, students must be…

16 to 24 years old

16 to 24-year-olds ready to work toward a successful future are welcome. The maximum age limit may be waived if the applicant is a person with a documented disability. For minors, a parent or guardian must sign a consent form.

In need of job skills

The applicant needs job skills training, education, counseling, or related assistance to help get you started on a career pathway.

Income eligible

Applicants must meet one or more of these conditions: receives public assistance, earns poverty-level income, is homeless, is a foster child, or qualifies for free or reduced-price lunch. Your admissions representative will help you determine your eligibility.

Able to work in the USA

The applicant is a U.S. citizen, is a legal U.S. resident, or is a resident of a U.S. territory and/or is authorized to work in the United States.

Additionally, students must have…

A child care plan

The student has made suitable arrangements for the care of any dependent children for the proposed period of enrollment.

No court dates or fines

The student may not be eligible if they have certain criminal convictions or require court supervision.

No behavior Issues

The student does not exhibit behavioral problems that could keep you or others from experiencing Job Corps' full benefits.

No illegal drug use

The student does not use drugs illegally.

Because Job Corps is a voluntary program,
students
choose to enroll in the program and may exit at any time.

Student Stories

Learn more about our program through the experiences of our students & graduates.

Explore your journey at
Centennial Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center

Learn more about our program by diving into the pillars of success.