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Job Corps Mission: The mission of Job Corps is to provide at-promise youth with the opportunity to succeed and become productive members of today's workforce through a rigorous educational and vocational training program.
Job Corps Mission:
The mission of Job Corps is to provide at-promise youth with the opportunity to succeed and become productive members of today's workforce through a rigorous educational and vocational training program.
Job Corps is a program that helps young people ages 16-24 establish themselves in the workforce by providing free academic and professional training. The youth in the program would like to complete their education and vocational training successfully, and utilize the additional skills they gain from their mentors and tutors to build a bright and successful future.
Job Corps History:
Funded by the United States Congress, Job Corps has been training young adults for meaningful careers since 1964. Job Corps is committed to offering all students a safe, drug-free environment where they can take advantage of the resources provided.
Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people complete secondary education, get a better job, and take control of their lives.
We are looking for positive, motivational individuals who would like to provide encouragement and inspiration to the youth we assist through the S.T.A.R.S. (Speakers, Tutors, Achievement, Retention, and Success) program. The program invites volunteer community members to join in the effort of helping young people succeed - by sharing your time and expertise.
S.T.A.R.S. is an initiative launched by Job Corps to increase student retention, student achievement and Job Corps completion. Volunteers work with youth (ages 16-24) and provide tutoring and/or mentoring sessions, which focus on students' academic success and personal and social development.
Tutors provide academic reinforcement, based on student's needs, assist students in academic achievement and provide guidance in career technical areas, personal development and life skills. Tutoring subject areas include: language arts and literacy; mathematics and numeracy; physical and social sciences; and strategies for academic success.
Mentors give support and guidance to students as they work towards accomplishing their personal and professional goals at Job Corps. The mentoring component focuses on the following areas: social and personal development; multicultural awareness; interpersonal skills; independent living and guidance on home life; career planning and workplace relations; and similarly related topics.
Please contact the STARS Coordinator, John Bjerke, either by phone or email to talk more about how you can help make a difference in a young adult's life.
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