About Us

What We Do

Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training. The Job Corps program is authorized by Title I-C of the Workforce Innovation and 
Opportunity Act of 2014 (supercedes WIA 1998)
. For more information about the Job Corps program at a national level, please visit our Official Public Web Site.

At Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center, we support the Job Corps program's mission of teaching eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and placing them in meaningful jobs or further education.

Our History

Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center is located on the former site of the Lincoln Institute, a boarding school for African-Americans which operated from 1912 to 1966. Our center first opened in 1972 and is named in honor of Whitney M. Young Jr., a leader of the civil rights movement, who was also a graduate of the Lincoln Institute.

General Contact Information

You may contact us at:

Whitney M. Young, Jr. Job Corps Center
8460 Shelbyville Road
Simpsonville, KY 40067
Phone: (502) 722-8862
Fax: (866) 343-1899

Additional contact information for our center is available on our Contact Us page.

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Page last updated: Friday, January 13, 2017