Intermountain Region Job Corps

Job Corps Civilian Conservations Centers are cool because young people can earn vocational certificates in forestry, advanced, forestry, and wildland firefighting and have the opportunity to compete to become career Forest Service employees.

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The mission of the Forest Service Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers is to train eligible youth, ages 16 to 24 with educational, social and vocational skills, while assisting in the conservation of the Nation’s public natural resources. Forest Service Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers are managed through an inter-agency agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor. Weber Basin Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center is associated with the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Weber Basin is currently the only Job Corps center in the Intermountain Region. 

These centers prepare students with the skills they need to meet a demanding and ever-changing workplace built on a foundation of accountability, commitment, and positive social skills. They have a rigorous vocational training program that when combined with a demanding academic curriculum prepares students to excel in the 21st century workforce. The centers offer more than 30 occupations, in some cases through pre-apprenticeship programs run by international trade unions. As first responders during local, state, and national disasters, Forest Service Job Corps students also are trained by local Forest Service units to assist during national emergencies, including those caused by wildfires, floods, hurricanes, and tornados.

Forest Service Job Corps is a program of opportunity. The majority of its students come from low-income communities, both urban and rural, who are seeking pathways to prosperity. After completing training, graduates return to their communities as productive workers, consumers, community leaders and entrepreneurs. The work that occurs each and every day by Job Corps students and staff showcases our nation’s wise and continuing investment in the conservation of America’s natural resources. . .not just our land, but our young people’s lives.