Job Corps

Job Corps is an educational and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. Serving at-risk men and women age 16 and up, Job Corps offers career planning, on-the-job training, job placement, and other services.

Job Corps students can find training and support in a safe environment at more than 100 campuses throughout the country. Students who qualify receive the equivalent of a scholarship plus room and board, medical care, work clothing, a cash allowance, and counseling.

Training is open-entry and open-exit and can last up to two years, depending on the student’s progress. Along with the educational and vocational training, students learn leadership, self-esteem, time and resource management, and how to think creatively and work effectively in a culturally diverse setting.

For more than 50 years, the UBC Job Corps program has contracted with the federal government to provide Job Corps students hands-on training in entry-level carpentry skills and essential construction procedures. UBC Job Corps now operates 73 programs in 46 states with 118 highly trained instructors. The program’s annual budget tops $11 million.

The UBC Job Corps is a pre-apprenticeship program; instructors teach students to use basic hand and power tools safely. After completing UBC Job Corps, students can be placed in union-apprenticeship programs, where they will receive excellent benefits including good pay, health insurance, and a retirement plan.

UBC Job Corps is proud to participate in this highly successful educational effort of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) National Job Corps program created to help young men and women develop the skills necessary for a successful career as a carpenters.

For more information on the UBC Job Corps, or to enroll in the program, visit  UBC Job Corps | Careers in the Skilled Trades or contact your state unemployment office.