Enrollment opportunities available at Talking Leaves Job Corps

BY STAFF REPORTS
09/17/2019 04:00 PM
TAHLEQUAH – Cherokee Nation officials said that Talking Leaves Job Corps Center has immediate openings for individuals seeking free career training in the nation’s leading industries, construction, finance and business, health care and hospitality.

According to the CN, Job Corps is the largest nationwide residential career technical training and education program in the country and has been operating for more than 50 years. The program helps eligible people ages 16 through 24 complete their high school education, earn college credits, train for meaningful careers and connect with employment, apprenticeship, military or higher education opportunities, according to the CN. Job Corps centers also provide on-campus housing, nutritious meal options, basic medical care, uniforms and class supplies, and enrichment and recreation activities, according to the CN.

“The basic eligibility requirements for entering Job Corps are simple,” said Debra Carr, acting national director of Job Corps. “The applicant must be 16 through 24 years of age, have a low income, and have educational and employment barriers or deficits. The program strongly encourages any individuals who meet these requirements, and are seeking opportunity to further their education and career pathway, to learn more about the many benefits Job Corps offers.”

Job Corps is an open-entry and open-exit program that accepts new students on a weekly basis, according to the CN. To obtain information about the specific training programs and educational opportunities offered at the Talking Leaves Job Corps Center, visit jobcorps.gov or call 1-800-733-JOBS.

Job Corps is a federal career technical training and education program for young people who aspire to higher-paying careers and higher education, according to the CN. With 123 residential and nonresidential locations nationwide, training is available in the nation’s fastest-growing industries to eligible 16- through 24-year-olds, CN officials said.

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