Welcome to Job Corps! In this primary phase, you will learn…
In your first 60 days on center, you will…
With the help of center staff and employers, you will…
You will then…
As a Job Corps graduate, you will…
TO QUALIFY FOR JOB CORPS, STUDENTS MUST BE…
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.
The applicant needs job skills training, education, counseling, or related assistance to help get you started on a career pathway.
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.
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…
The student has made suitable arrangements for the care of any dependent children for the proposed period of enrollment.
The student may not be eligible if they have certain criminal convictions or require court supervision.
The student does not exhibit behavioral problems that could keep you or others from experiencing Job Corps’ full benefits.
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.
BELOW IS A DESCRIPTION OF ONE PROGRAM OF STUDY.
As a cement mason, your job will include filling roads, driveways, sidewalks, bridges, foundations, and parking lots with cement. You will also make concrete beams, columns, and panels.
Students in Cement Masonry are trained in the following subject areas:
Most Cement Masonry graduates go to work for construction firms or contractors. This team-oriented work environment makes it easy to learn on the job and make friends. Cement masons typically work normal, full-time business hours, but occasionally are on call on the weekends to finish big projects.
Before entering the program, students must:
As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.
Students who complete a center-based program in the Construction training area can earn nationally recognized credentials from organizations such as:
Students training in union-affiliated programs can earn a certificate of completion that offers apprenticeship opportunities and on-the-job experience from organizations such as:
CEMENT MASONRY NUMBERS TO KNOW
NATIONAL AVERAGE EARNING POTENTIAL FOR THIS CAREER
MONTHS TO COMPLETE CAREER TRAINING PROGRAM
While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:
Attention to detail