Graduate benefits

Graduate benefits

At Job Corps, we will make sure you have the tools and resources you need in order to earn from what you learn. Here’s how:

Job Search Assistance

Work with our center staff to connect with employers.

Transition Allowance

Receive an allowance after graduation to help with the first few months of housing and living costs and transportation.

Career Counseling

Meet with our on-site career counselors to search for jobs, prepare for interviews and plan your career next steps.

Relocation Counseling

Speak with our counselors for tips and advice on moving to a new city for a job.

Advanced Training Opportunities

Build on your basic career training and keep strengthening your skills in the industry of your choice. Talk to your center staff for more information about an Advanced Training opportunity near you.

Real stories

Real stories

Job Corps works. But don’t just take our word for it. Check out a few of our graduate success stories.

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Ricky
Solar Landscape
Construction
Ricky had no clue that his time at Job Corps would come to an end due to a global pandemic, but he also didn’t know he would end up working at a top solar installation company in New Jersey, Solar Landscape, making $65 an hour.
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Dago
Kyle, Texas, Police
Homeland Security
Dago continues to give back to his community as he advocates for the prevention of violence, aggression and bullying.
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Sara
University of Washington Campus
Renewable Resources and Energy
Before Job Corps, Sara had graduated from high school and completed a couple of years at community college; but she didn’t know what she wanted to do. She had taken classes that weren’t suited for her personality, and she didn’t have great direction. Her roommate found out about Job Corps, and after some long conversations, they both decided to join.
Success starts here

When it comes time to get a job, our staff will make sure you are connected with local employers. Carl D. Perkins Job Corps grads have been hired by:

  • Aerotek
  • Allevard Sogefi Group
  • Allied Universal Security
  • Amazon
  • Bullseye Jobs
  • Colombia Gas of Kentucky
  • Doubletree Suites
  • Doubletree Suites
  • Hayden Bridge Company
  • Home Depot
  • Horn Drilling
  • Indiana Kentucky Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters
  • Kentuckiana Electrical Apprenticeship
  • Kentucky Department of Corrections
  • Lion Sewing
  • Luther Luckett Correctional Facility
  • Randstad
  • Remedy Intelligent Staffing
  • Securitas Security
  • Smithfield
  • University of Kentucky STEPS
  • UPS (United Parcel Service)
  • Western Construction