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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, Brooklyn 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.

High School Diploma Program

Students who qualify may 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. This program is offered through a partnership with the New York City Department of Education.

High School Equivalency Program

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.

Tutors and academic support

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

Advanced Career Training Program

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 another 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.

English Language Learning

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 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.

Career Success Standards (CSS)

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


Workplace Relationships and Ethics

Productively interact with co-workers and deal with problems and situations with honesty, integrity and responsibility.



Listen actively, follow directions and communicate with others to solve problems and accomplish tasks.


Personal Growth and Development

Personal skills, attributes and behaviors that foster confidence and drive for life-long growth.


Interpersonal Skills

Get along with others and adjust to a variety of social and professional situations.


Information Management

Interpret and evaluate data, organize and maintain information, and use technology to perform work.


Multicultural Awareness

Value diversity, while practicing cultural sensitivity, and the ability to work with people of different backgrounds and cultures.


Career and Personal Planning

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


Independent Living

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


Continuous Learning

Continually grow and assess personal strengths and areas for development, set learning goals, and identify and access learning opportunities.


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 Brooklyn Job Corps Center

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