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YOUR JOURNEY THROUGH JOB CORPS

4 STEPS TO SUCCESS | CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERVICES SYSTEM (CDSS)

1

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

2

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

3

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

4

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

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.

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.

CAREER DETAILS

SKILLS

Students in Cement Masonry are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Set and align forms of concrete for sidewalks, curbs, or gutters.
  • Check the concrete forms to see that they are properly constructed.
  • Smooth and finish surfaces of poured concrete with a variety of hand and power tools.
  • Patch voids and use saws to cut expansions.

CAREER OPTIONS

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.

REQUIREMENTS

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.

CREDENTIALS

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:

  • National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

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:

  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC)
  • International Masonry Institute (IMI)
  • International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)
  • The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT)
  • National Plastering Industry Joint Apprenticeship Trust Fund (NPIJATF)

CEMENT MASONRY NUMBERS TO KNOW

$35K

NATIONAL AVERAGE EARNING POTENTIAL FOR THIS CAREER

18+

MONTHS TO COMPLETE CAREER TRAINING PROGRAM

EXPECTATIONS

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:


Attention to detail
Dependability
Integrity
Problem-solving skills

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