Sacramento Job Corps Center

An Effective Practice


Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 get a better job, make more money, and take control of their lives.

At Job Corps, students enroll to learn a trade, earn a high school diploma or GED and get help finding a good job. When you join the program, you will be paid a monthly allowance; the longer you stay with the program, the more your allowance will be. Job Corps provides career counseling and transition support to its students for up to 12 months after they graduate from the program. In addition to vocational and technical programs, the Sacramento Job Corps Center also provides health education, English as a second language instruction, and driver education training. Head Start operates an on-site day care facility for non-resident students with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. The Sacramento Center also has a unique college program. Funds have been set aside for 36 community college scholarships. These scholarships cover the costs of a two-year college program. They are available for students who have completed advanced training levels in their trade or program of study.

Goal / Mission

As a national, primarily residential training program, Job Corps' mission is to attract eligible young adults, teach them the skills they need to become employable and independent, and place them in meaningful jobs or further education.

Results / Accomplishments

The Sacramento Job Corps Center has the capacity to serve up to 477 young men and women between the ages of 14 and 24 at any one time. About 25% of the youth enrolled at the Center have identified disabilities, primarily learning disabilities. During the 2003 program year, 71.1% of participants earned a vocational completion certificate, and 48.8% earned a high school diploma or GED. 86.6% of participants were placed in jobs, school, or the military.

About this Promising Practice

Primary Contact
Paulette Terrell
Sacramento Job Corps Center
3100 Meadowview Road
Sacramento, CA 95832
(916) 394-0770
Education / Vocational & Adult Education
Economy / Employment
U.S. Department of Labor
Date of publication
Sacramento, CA
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Additional Audience
Young Adults

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