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

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Academic Training Overview

In addition to career training, St. Louis Job Corps Center also provides academic training, including basic reading and math. Courses in independent living, employability skills, and career success skills are offered to help students transition into the workplace. We also have several academic programs to help our students achieve their full potential.

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Academic Training Overview

In addition to career training, St. Louis Job Corps Center also provides academic training, including basic reading and math. Courses in independent living, employability skills, and career success skills are offered to help students transition into the workplace. We also have several academic programs to help our students achieve their full potential.

Academic Programs

Job Corps provides a very structured environment that will prepare you for the workplace.

High school diploma program

One of our top goals at St. Louis Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her GED/high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at St. Louis can enroll into our GED program.

Participation in the GED program requires students to complete preparatory course work and to successfully complete the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE). To qualify for participation in our high school diploma program, students must be between the ages of 16-20 and must have a copy of their high school transcripts. Our high school diploma program is accredited through North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Program AdvancED program

Students under 21 years of age may co-enroll in our Normandy Technical High School Program which is a work-based learning program operated under the supervision of the Normandy School District.

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

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.

College Program

Our students may also start their college education via our partnerships with the St. Louis Community Colleges, The University of Missouri at St. Louis, and Harris Stowe University.

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

Driver Education

Driver's Education is available to all students needing their driver's license.

Career Success Standards (CSS)

Behavioral expectations in the areas of employability, social development, and independent living skills

1

Workplace Relationships and Ethics

Productively interact with co-workers and deal with problems and situations with honesty, integrity and responsibility.

2

Communications

Listen actively, follow directions and communicate with others to solve problems and accomplish tasks.

3

Personal Growth and Development

Personal skills, attributes and behaviors that foster confidence and drive for life-long growth.

4

Interpersonal Skills

Get along with others and adjust to a variety of social and professional situations.

5

Information Management

Interpret and evaluate data, organize and maintain information, and use technology to perform work.

6

Multicultural Awareness

Value diversity, while practicing cultural sensitivity, and the ability to work with people of different backgrounds and cultures.

7

Career and Personal Planning

A personal plan that outlines a step-by-step process for entering and advancing in a fulfilling career.

8

Independent Living

Find, manage and use resources to maintain employment, satisfy physical and emotional needs, and lead a productive and independent life.

9

Continuous Learning

Continually grow and assess personal strengths and areas for development, set learning goals, and identify and access learning opportunities.

10

Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

Solve problems by seeking and evaluating different points of view and utilizing different resources to reach decisions.

Explore your journey at St. Louis Job Corps Center

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