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DOL Job Corps Resumes Enrollment for In-Person Instruction and Training

  • Department of Labor lifts remaining restrictions on its Job Corps program
  • Program offers job training and educational experiences for students ages 16-24
  • Enrollment had been restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the residential aspects of Job Corps

Summary by Dirk Langeveld

The Department of Labor has announced that it is lifting the remaining COVID-19 restrictions on its Job Corps program, reopening new student enrollment for in-person instruction and job training.

Job Corps centers include dormitories and a campus environment similar to small colleges. During the pandemic, enrollment was restricted due to this residential component, but the program has now returned to its pre-pandemic admissions standards.

  • Job Corps was founded in 1964 and is the largest job training and education program in the United States
  • Participating students range in age from 16 to 24 years old and participate in vocational training and academic experiences designed to assist them with finding gainful employment and developing career pathways
  • There are 121 Job Corps centers located in the United States, including in Hartford and New Haven
  • The Department of Labor says businesses can benefit from the program by connecting with qualified job applicants and saving money on job training

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