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

Academic Training Overview

Academic Training Overview

In addition to career training, Montgomery 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/High School Diploma

One of our top goals at Montgomery Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her GED or high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at Montgomery are automatically enrolled in our GED program. Students who complete this program's core classes may participate in an online high school diploma program which is paid for by the center.

Co-Enrollment Program

Montgomery Job Corps has partnered with the Montgomery Public Schools System to provide career technical training at four of their high schools. Students may choose from the following trades: Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA), Certified Nursing Assistant, Accounting Services, Office Administrator, Facilities Maintenance, Material Handling, Electrical, and Carpentry. Students spend half of the day at the high school for academic training and the other half of the day at our center for career technical training.

Tutoring and Academic Support

Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, reading, and social studies 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.

College Program

The College Program is an advanced training program. 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 Montgomery Job Corps offers this program through partnerships with Alabama State University and Trenholm State Community College.

English Language Learning

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

Driver Education

We have a dynamic driver's education program led by a certified driver's education instructor. This program provides students with a detailed understanding of driving fundamentals and promotes responsible driving attitudes and behaviors.

Military Training Unit

The Military Training Unit (MTU) teaches our students the value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, and personal responsibility. MTU also provides students with self-esteem, teamwork, self-discipline, and a sense of accomplishment. MTU's focus is reflected in its mission statement: "To Build Better Citizens for America."

Career Success Standards (CSS)

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

1

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.

7

Career and Personal Planning

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

8

Independent Living

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

9

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.

The way we prepare you for the workforce has changed during Job Corps' 50 years. The growth of new technology, its impact on your education and the workplace, and the surge in various high-growth industries continuously creates new opportunities to learn and grow. Job Corps is responding to this opportunity with the Career Success Standards, a set of ten behavioral expectations in the areas of employability, social development, and independent living skills.

Explore your journey at Montgomery Job Corps Center

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