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MASTER YOUR TRADE

On-the-job career technical training designed to get you workforce ready.

Job Corps is the nation's largest FREE residential education and job training program for young adults ages 16-24

work-based learning

Our work-based learning (WBL) program provides students with opportunities to link their career technical training with practical, on-the-job activities. Students participating in WBL gain improvement of work habits and attitudes, identification of goals and aptitudes, and the motivation to complete and further their education.

Green Jobs Training

Job Corps is committed to the development of green job training and preparing students like you for successful careers in the new green economy. All students who enter the Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive and Machine Repair, or Construction training areas will develop specific knowledge and skills related to green technology and industry practices.

If you choose to train in one or more of these industries, you will receive the latest training available to prepare you for the jobs of today and tomorrow. The green workforce is here to stay, and qualified green workers will continue to be in demand for many years to come.

Look for the label GREEN JOB below.

Mississippi Job Corps Center Career
vocational training

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Construction

Carpentry

Earning potential: - 42 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Carpenters build things like wood buildings, floor systems, roof framing, walls, ceiling, windows, and molding. Responsibility for following blueprints is expected as well.

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GREEN JOB

Construction

Electrical

Earning potential: - 31 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Electricians install and maintain wiring and lighting systems, inspect electrical components, and identify and repair a variety of electrical problems.

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GREEN JOB

Construction

Facility Maintenance

Earning potential: - 35 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Facilities maintenance workers perform routine repairs and preventive maintenance to ensure building systems operate efficiently.

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GREEN JOB

Healthcare

Nurse Assistant/ Home Health Aide

Earning potential: - 26 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Home health aides are non-licensed members of the home care team that assist patients who wish to receive care in the comfort of their own home with daily living.

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Finance and Business

Office Administration

Earning potential: - 34 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Office administrators perform daily duties that include financial planning, record keeping, billing, personnel, inventory, and logistics, within a business.

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Retail Sales and Services

Retail Sales

Earning potential: - 21 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Retail sales associates are the first people a customer meets when they enter a store. They are expected to cultivate good relationships with customers in order to achieve sales goals and represent the store in a positive manner to ensure good public relations and recurring business. They also assist customers with choices and help answer any questions about the business or a product.

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Public Service

Security and Protective Services

Earning potential: - per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Guard, patrol, detect, deter, observe, report, protect, and monitor premises, to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules.

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Advanced Manufacturing

Welding

Earning potential: - 37 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Participants will learn the most commonly utilized welding processes including welding terminology, weld design, welding safety, electrical theory, the weldability of metals, and welding quality control.

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GREEN JOB

Off-site Career vocational training

Is available in the following career areas

ADVANCED CAREER VOCATIONAL TRAINING

IS ALSO AVAILABLE. SEE DETAINS ON THE CONNECT PAGE.

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