GED/High School Diploma
One of our top goals at Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her GED/high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students (age 20 years old and under) who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at Whitney M. Young Jr. can enroll in our GED/high school program.
Students who have 15 or more high school credits may enroll in our high school diploma program through a partnership between our center and local school districts. A high school diploma is awarded once all the required credits have been completed.
English Language Learning 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.
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.
The College Program is an advanced training program we offer through a partnership with Jefferson Community and Technical College. 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 vocational trade at Job Corps.
Benefits of the College Program include:
• 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
Driver's Education is available to all students needing their driver's license.