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Job Corps is the nation's largest FREE education and job training program for young adults.

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Academic Training Overview

In addition to career training, Atlanta Job Corps Center also provides academic training, including basic reading and math. Courses in independent living, employability skills, and career success skills are offered to help students transition into the workplace. We also have several academic programs to help our students achieve their full potential.

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Academic Training Overview

In addition to career training, Atlanta Job Corps Center also provides academic training, including basic reading and math. Courses in independent living, employability skills, and career success skills are offered to help students transition into the workplace. We also have several academic programs to help our students achieve their full potential.

Academic Programs

Job Corps provides a very structured environment that will prepare you for the workplace.

GED Program

One of our top goals at Atlanta Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her GED or high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Our GED program provides detailed training for the five subject areas of the GED battery test.

Online High School Diploma Program

Our self-paced online high school diploma program re-engages disconnected students through an innovative curriculum that integrates technology with academics and provides them the opportunity to earn a high school diploma. The program is provided through School for Integrated Academics and Technologies (SIATech) under the auspices of the Atlanta Public Schools and is accredited by the Southern Association for Colleges and Secondary Schools and other national accreditation agencies.

Advanced Career Training

The Advanced Career Training (ACT) program allows our students to enter community and technical colleges in the Atlanta metropolitan area. These colleges include Atlanta Metropolitan College, Georgia Perimeter College, Atlanta Technical College, and Dekalb Technical College. The credits that our students receive in ACT are transferable to other colleges and universities. . To qualify for this program, a student must have a high school diploma or GED (from our center or another educational facility) and have successfully completed a vocational trade at Job Corps.

Benefits of the College Program include:

  • academic advisement, mentoring, and tutoring
  • paid tuition, fees, books, and supplies
  • housing and recreation
  • meals provided by Job Corps, on-and-off center
  • transportation to and from college of choice

English Language Learning

Students needing to learn English can enter our English Language Learning (ELL) program. Students in the ELL program are tested regularly to determine their language proficiency levels.

Tutors and academic support

Tutoring programs are available for math, reading, and social studies where students are tutored by instructors or by fellow students (Peer Student Tutors). Students interested in getting into a tutoring program may contact their instructors or the Academic Manager.

Driver Education

Driver's Education is available to all students needing their driver's license.

Career Success Standards (CSS)

Behavioral expectations in the areas of employability, social development, and independent living skills

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Workplace Relationships and Ethics

Productively interact with co-workers and deal with problems and situations with honesty, integrity and responsibility.

2

Communications

Listen actively, follow directions and communicate with others to solve problems and accomplish tasks.

3

Personal Growth and Development

Personal skills, attributes and behaviors that foster confidence and drive for life-long growth.

4

Interpersonal Skills

Get along with others and adjust to a variety of social and professional situations.

5

Information Management

Interpret and evaluate data, organize and maintain information, and use technology to perform work.

6

Multicultural Awareness

Value diversity, while practicing cultural sensitivity, and the ability to work with people of different backgrounds and cultures.

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Career and Personal Planning

A personal plan that outlines a step-by-step process for entering and advancing in a fulfilling career.

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Independent Living

Find, manage and use resources to maintain employment, satisfy physical and emotional needs, and lead a productive and independent life.

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Continuous Learning

Continually grow and assess personal strengths and areas for development, set learning goals, and identify and access learning opportunities.

10

Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

Solve problems by seeking and evaluating different points of view and utilizing different resources to reach decisions.

Explore your journey at Atlanta Job Corps Center

Learn more about our program by diving into the pillars of success.

LIVE

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LEARN

Earn & further your education

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TRAIN

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Master a Trade

CONNECT

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