Smiling Job Corps student in a classroom


Classes are challenging, and life at Brooklyn Job Corps requires hard work. In addition to career training, Brooklyn Job Corps also provides academic training, including basic reading and math. Courses in independent living, employability skills, and social skills are offered in order to help students transition into the workplace. We also have several academic programs to help our students achieve their full potential.

One of our top goals at Brooklyn Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her high school equivalency certificate or high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at Brooklyn are automatically enrolled into our High School Equivalency (HSE) program based on age.

Students may also participate in our online high school diploma program which is paid for by the center. To enroll in the high school diploma program, students must have completed the 11th grade and have no greater than six credits remaining for graduation.

ELL Program

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.

Driver's Education

Driver's Education is available to all students needing a driver's license. Both classroom and behind-the-wheel training are part of this program. Our center pays for all test, permit, and licensing fees for students.

Advanced Career Training

Our students may enroll in Advanced Career Training (ACT) by attending any of the City University of New York (CUNY) colleges in the New York City area. To qualify for this program, a student must have a high school diploma or GED (from our center or an other educational facility) and have successfully completed a career technical trade at Job Corps. Students must also be in good disciplinary standing and have good attendance.

Students in the ACT program are expected to take a minimum of 12 credit college hours per semester and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5. While in the ACT program, students will continue to enjoy the following benefits from Job Corps:

  • 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
  • Miscellaneous loan assistance
  • On-center computer library

Also, students can stay in Job Corps for a maximum of three years as long as their third year is in the ACT program.

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Page last updated: Thursday, July 18, 2013