The Veterans’ Employment and Training Service and the Employment and
Training Administration’s (ETA) Job Corps are partnering in a
demonstration project that will provide Job Corps’ comprehensive array of
career development services to eligible Veterans 20 to 24 years old to
prepare them for successful careers.
This is a fully-funded, all-expense-paid demonstration project that is
free for the Veterans. The program includes transportation to and from the
Job Corps center, housing, meals, basic medical services, academic and
career technical training, bi-weekly living allowance, and job placement
and post-graduation support.
We have worked with Job Corps to create an accelerated, customized program
developed specifically for Veterans. This program recognizes the maturity
and life experience that our Veterans have gained from their military
Job Corps employs a holistic career development training approach that
teaches academic, vocational, employability skills and social competencies
in an integrated manner through a combination of classroom, practical and
based learning experiences to prepare participants for stable, long-term,
and high-paying jobs. One of the important outcomes is that participants
will obtain a credential or certificate certifying them in a trade.
Veterans accepted in the demonstration project will be living among
non-Veterans and other Veterans who are also transitioning from the
to civilian life. One of the Job Corps program’s key benefits is its
post-graduate support. When Veterans are ready to begin transitioning into
their career, Job Corps staff will assist them in job searching, resume
drafting, and job interviewing skills.
Job Corps will provide graduates with transition services for up to 21
months after graduation, including assistance with housing, transportation
and other support services. Upon completion of training, Veterans will be
assigned to a career transition counselor to assist them with job
placement or enrollment in higher education.
Atterbury Job Corps Center in Edinburgh, Indiana; Earle C. Clements Job
Corps Center in Morganfield, Kentucky; and Excelsior Springs Job Corps
Center in Excelsior Springs, Missouri.
The enrollment will be open and continuous until a center reaches 100
Veterans. It is expected that Veteran participants will be enrolling and
graduating at various rates. Although Job Corps has set aside 300 slots
for the demonstration project, actual participation during the year may
exceed that number due to the continuous enrollment.
We will be announcing this demonstration project and providing handouts
and other information in our TAP Employment Workshops all over the world.
TAP facilitators will discuss this initiative in class and Job Corps
personnel will visit selected sites to answer questions and initiate
applications for interested Veterans. Once a participant has been
identified and accepted into the program, he/she will be given the
opportunity to select one of the three Job Corps training centers chosen
by Job Corps for this demonstration project.
This is a one-year demonstration program and we want to demonstrate demand
for the program and its effectiveness as quickly as possible so that we
can look at expanding it.
To make this demonstration project a success, we need your assistance in
getting the word out. Attached are three brochures that provide all the
pertinent details and contact information.
Brochures (PDF) http://www.dol.gov/vets/jc-brochures/brochure.pdf
Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
General Information (PDF)
Here is the contact info to sign-up for the demonstration project:
(800) 733 – JOBS / 5627
VETS’ point of contact in our National Office is Tim Winter at phone
202 693-4705 or mailto:email@example.com.
This is a great opportunity for our young Veterans and we all need to help
them take advantage of it.
Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training
Veterans’ Employment and Training Service
U.S. Department of Labor
Dwayne E. Campbell | Department of Veterans Affairs | Center for Minority
Veterans | Hispanic Veterans Liaison | 810 Vermont Avenue, Northwest
(OOM) | Washington, D.C. 20420 | (: 202-461-6197 | 7: 202-273-7092 | *:
Dwayne.Campbell3@va.gov | Website:
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