Glenmont Job Corps offers free training

GLENMONT — The Glenmont Job Corps Center has immediate openings for people seeking free career training in automotive repair, construction, health care, hospitality, and homeland security.

Offered by the United States Department of Labor, Job Corps is the largest nationwide residential career technical training and education program in the country, with 123 locations, and has been operating for more than 50 years.

The program helps eligible young people ages 16 through 24 complete their high school education; earn college credits; train for careers; and connect with employment, apprenticeship, military, or higher education opportunities.

Job Corps centers also provide on-campus housing, nutritious meal options, basic medical care, uniforms and class supplies, and enrichment and recreation activities.

“The basic eligibility requirements for entering Job Corps are simple,” said Debra Carr, acting national director of Job Corps, in a release from the Job Corps. “The applicant must be 16 through 24 years of age, have a low income, and have educational and employment barriers or deficits.”

Job Corps is an open-entry and open-exit program that accepts new students on a weekly basis. For more information about the specific training programs and educational opportunities offered at the Glenmont Job Corps Center,visit jobcorps.gov, or call 800-733-JOBS.

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