GED/High School Diploma
One of our top goals at Cleveland Job Corps Center is to ensure that every student has the academic qualifications required by employers.
Students who don't already have a high school diploma or a GED upon arrival at the center will enroll in one of our academic programs. We offer the National GED program and Penn Foster, which is our online diploma program. The most appropriate selection for the individual student is based on such factors as skill level and learning style.
English Language Learning 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 programs are available where students are tutored in math, reading, social studies, and writing 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.
The College Program is an advanced training program. To qualify for this program, a student must have a high school diploma or GED (from our center or another educational facility) and have successfully completed a vocational trade at Job Corps.
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
We offer this program through a partnership with Cuyahoga Community College.
At Cleveland Job Corps Center, every student is encouraged to obtain a driver's license through our Driver's Education program to enhance their employability. Instruction consists of classroom training, driving practice, and observation. The program is flexible to allow additional hours of instruction or practice to meet individual student needs.
Many employers, especially in the construction field, are requiring a driver's license. In addition with dispersed metropolitan areas, public transportation resources may not always be adequate.