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Job Corps is the nation's largest FREE education and job training program for young adults.

 
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Work-based Learning

Our work-based learning (WBL) program provides students with opportunities to link their career technical training with practical, on-the-job activities. Students participating in WBL improve their work habits and attitudes, identification of goals and aptitudes, and the motivation to complete and further their education.

Work-based Learning

Our work-based learning (WBL) program provides students with opportunities to link their career technical training with practical, on-the-job activities. Students participating in WBL improve their work habits and attitudes, identification of goals and aptitudes, and the motivation to complete and further their education.

Cleveland Job Corps Center
career vocational training

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Construction

Bricklayer

Average salary: $35,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Job Corps’ Bricklayer Masonry program is a Trainee, Pre-Apprentice program offered through Home Builders Institute (HBI).

*Bricklayer is a Pre-Apprenticeship program, which offers students the hands-on training and education needed to qualify for apprenticeships. 

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Homeland Security

Security and Protective Services

Average salary: $24,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Guard, patrol, detect, deter, observe, report, protect, and monitor premises, to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules.

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Construction

Carpentry

Average salary: $35,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Job Corps offers a basic Carpentry program, a Carpentry Trainee, Apprentice program through Home Builders Institute (HBI), and a Carpentry, Pre-Apprentice program through United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBCJA). All training programs are hands-on and are similar in curriculum and requirements.

*Carpentry is a Pre-Apprenticeship program, which offers students the hands-on training and education needed to qualify for apprenticeships. 

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Healthcare

Certified Nurse Assistant

Average salary: $24,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Home health aides are non-licensed members of the home care team that assist patients who wish to receive care in the comfort of their own home with daily living.

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Healthcare

Clinical Medical Assistant

Average salary: $29,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Medical assistants perform a variety of duties to assist healthcare professionals including scheduling appointments, taking vital signs, succinctly conveying ideas and information to patients. People who work in this field should be good listeners, be able to handle stress, and excel at thinking clearly on the fly.

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Healthcare

Pharmacy Technician

Average salary: $29,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Under the direction of a pharmacist, a pharmacy technician will measure, mix, count out, label, and prepare medications. They also often interact with patients and answer their questions.

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Advanced Manufacturing

Machining

Average salary: $35,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Produce machined parts by programming, setting up, and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine. Maintain quality and safety standards, keep records, and maintain equipment and supplies.

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Construction

Building Construction Technology

Average salary: $36,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Job Corps’ Building Construction Technology program is a Pre-Apprentice training program offered by Home Builders Institute (HBI).

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Healthcare

Health Care Unit Coordinator

Average salary: $25,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Sometimes called medical secretaries, health care unit coordinators support the medical staff at a healthcare facility. A heath care unit coordinator helps to keep the facility organized and coordinates communication between patients and medical staff.

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Healthcare

Insurance Claims Processor

Average salary: $37,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Insurance Claims Processor are clerks who process claims for insurance companies. Some of the duties that they perform include processing new insurance policies, modifying existing ones and obtaining information from policyholders to verify the accuracy of their accounts.

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Healthcare

Medical Administrative Assistant

Average salary: $31,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

One common job title for this career is medical secretary. Medical administrative assistant duties may include greeting patients, scheduling appointments, filing insurance claims, and answering incoming calls. Day-to-day office functions are part of a medical administrative assistant's tasks.

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Advanced Manufacturing

Welding

Average salary: $36,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Participants will learn the most commonly utilized welding processes including welding terminology, weld design, welding safety, electrical theory, the weldability of metals, and welding quality control.

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Healthcare

Emergency Medical Technician

Average salary: $32,000 per year

Length of training: 18+ months

Respond to emergency calls, provide efficient and immediate care to those in critical condition, and safely and quickly transport patients to medical facilities.

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Keep in mind that details will vary depending on your specific background, goals, and interests.
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