Pay and Allowances
Job Corps pays each student a living allowance twice a month while in the program. But just like a real job, taxes are deducted from this allowance.
Our center can house 116 males, 116 females, and 24 families in several dormitories. Each dormitory has bathroom and shower facilities, laundry facilities, TV rooms, lounges, and vending machines.
Nutritious and well-balanced meals are prepared for all students in the center's cafeteria. Due to our center's multi-cultural student body, careful attention is given to providing a wide variety of foods. Special meals are frequently planned and presented in conjunction with center-wide celebrations of cultural holidays and events. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served Monday through Friday. Brunch and dinner are served on weekends and holidays.
Basic Health Care
Our Wellness Clinic is staffed by professionals specializing in general medical, dental, and mental health. Basic health care services are provided for students on a walk-in basis before class and during lunch hours. Appointments with the physician, nurse practitioner, dentist, or mental health consultant are scheduled by the nurse.
Upon arrival to our center, each new student receives a physical examination which includes HIV and drug testing, immunization updates, and a dental examination.
Information and support groups are provided to students with a history of drug and/or alcohol issues. Outside resources are also available to help students maintain a clean and sober lifestyle while at Job Corps, as well as to assist them in making good lifestyle choices in the home and workplace.
Family Development Program
One of the unique aspects of our center is the Family Development program. This program is designed for students with children to benefit from the Job Corps program. The two main components of the program are the Child Development Center (CDC) and the Family Dormitory.
Child Development Center (CDC)
The CDC is a facility at our center that provides quality child care services to children of our students. The CDC is operated by a private contractor and maintains a current license with the state of Alaska.
The CDC can care for up to 30 children between the ages of six weeks and five years, in infant, toddler and preschool classrooms.
Individuals with children applying to Job Corps must complete a separate application for the CDC in addition to the Job Corps application. The Admissions Counselor will provide the applicant with more details about the child care costs of the CDC. (Unlike Job Corps, the CDC is not free.)
The Family Dormitory has 24 rooms. Each room can house a single parent or married couple with up to two children. The rooms all have individual bathrooms, and there is a kitchen and lounge available for all to use. Students with children may help each other by providing child care, parenting ideas, encouragement, and support while they are in Job Corps.
As a Job Corps graduate, you will have a positive outlook and be qualified and prepared for today’s professional workplace. Additional graduate benefits include:
- A transition allowance of up to $1000 to assist you with transportation and housing
- Job placement assistance for up to nine months
- Career counseling
- Relocation counseling services
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Monday, January 07, 2013