Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers
Job Corps is the largest nationwide residential career training program in the country. The program helps eligible young people ages 16 through 24 complete their high school education, trains them for meaningful careers, and assists them with obtaining employment. The U.S. Forest Service, modeling the program after the Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps, played a central role in the creation of Job Corps.
While Department of Labor leads Job Corps, in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture, the Forest Service operates 24 Civilian Conservation Centers. These centers have a unique mission. They combine the traditional Job Corps program with an opportunity to serve rural America and gain the skills required to conserve the nation’s natural resources. Civilian Conservation Centers provide real life solutions to the challenges of youth unemployment and offer an integrated approach to address the nation’s conservation challenges.
At Civilian Conservation Centers, young people can:
- Earn a high school diploma or GED
- Earn a vocational certificate in over 30 trades aligned with industry certifications
- Forge a career in natural resource conservation, forestry, or wildland firefighting
- Participate in work-based learning with employers in high-growth industries
- Prepare for post-secondary education through partnerships with local colleges
- Participate in service learning through community and environmental stewardship projects
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