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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.

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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.

St. Louis Job Corps Center
career vocational training

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Advanced Manufacturing

Welding

Average salary: $36,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 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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Construction

Bricklayer

Average salary: $35,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

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

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Construction

Facilities Maintenance

Average salary: $35,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Facilities maintenance workers perform routine repairs and preventive maintenance to ensure building systems operate efficiently.

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Construction

Carpentry

Average salary: $35,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 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.

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Construction

Cement Masonry

Average salary: $35,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

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.

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Construction

Painting

Average salary: $35,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Painters prepare and paint interior and exterior surfaces on residential and commercial properties. Most painters learn their trade on the job or through an apprenticeship.

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Construction

Plastering

Average salary: $30,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Plastering involves applying interior and exterior plaster, cement, stucco, or similar materials to coat internal walls and ceilings.

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Finance and Business

Office Administration

Average salary: $32,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Office administrators perform daily duties that include financial planning, record keeping, billing, personnel, inventory, and logistics, within a business.

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Healthcare

Certified Nurse Assistant

Average salary: $24,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 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

Pharmacy Technician

Average salary: $29,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 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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Homeland Security

Security and Protective Services

Average salary: $24,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

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

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Hospitality

Culinary Arts

Average salary: $20,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

A culinary artist wears many hats including chef and cook. They are responsible for not only making the food taste great but making it look fabulous as well.

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Transportation

Material Handling and Distribution Operations

Average salary: $24,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Materials handlers oversee the process of taking materials from one location to another as well as extracting and loading the materials to be transported.

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Keep in mind that details will vary depending on your specific background, goals, and interests.
A Job Corps recruiter can help you get all the answers you need.

Advanced Career Vocational Training

is also available. See details on the Connect page.

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St. Louis Job Corps Center

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