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Job Corps accepting students
DALLAS -- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps program is accepting applications throughout the autumn and winter months. The program provides free education and training for eligible young people, ages 16 to 24, to help them start a career, earn a high school diploma or equivalent credential, and find and keep a good job.
Job Corps, managed by the department’s Employment and Training Administration, provides students with hands-on training in more than 100 career fields, such as construction, business and finance, health care, and information technology. The program, which has 125 centers nationwide, provides eligible, low-income students with room and board, counseling and mentoring services, living allowances, and basic medical care. Students also can participate in on-the-job training through work-based learning opportunities.
The Job Corps centers in Texas are:
•El Paso -- David L. Carrasco Job Corps Center; 915-594-0022 or http://davidlcarrasco.jobcorps.gov
•San Marcos -- Gary Job Corps Center; 512-396-6652 or http://gary.jobcorps.gov
•Laredo -- Laredo Job Corps Center; 956-727-5147 or http://laredo.jobcorps.gov
•McKinney -- North Texas Job Corps Center; 972-542-2623 or http://northtexas.jobcorps.gov.
For more information, call 1-800-733-5627 or visit www.recruiting.jobcorps.gov.
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