It’s true. Things at Job Corps might look a little different as we continue to navigate safely welcoming students back to campus. As of now, students are not taking classes or training on the Philadelphia campus, but they’re continuing their education online. However, that doesn’t change the facts that, for free, you can:
- Earn a high school diploma or equivalency credential.
- Find a career and train in one of 4 different industries.
- Gain the skills and resources to be successful in a career.
- Become part of a supportive community.
Don’t put your goals on hold. Fill out our enrollment interest form to start the application process.
At Philadelphia Job Corps, we will help you unlock your full potential. Not only do we offer hands-on career training, but we also offer classes in academics, like reading and math.
We strive to make sure that every student has his or her high school diploma or the equivalent before leaving the center. If you don’t already have a high school diploma, you will be automatically enrolled into our high school diploma program.
Enroll in our English Language Learning (ELL) program and become more confident in your English speaking and writing abilities.
If you are interested in getting into a tutoring program once enrolled, you may contact your instructors or the Academic Manager. Tutoring is available in academics, where students are tutored by instructors or by fellow students (Peer Student Tutors).
Keep learning and training. Our Advanced Career Training (ACT) is an advanced college-level program. Students in ACT get to continue living on campus while taking courses for a college degree. To qualify for the ACT program, you must have:
- A high school diploma or the equivalent
- Completed at least one level of Job Corps career technical training
- Recommendations from career technical training instructors and center staff
- No major disciplinary issues within 60 days of applying
- Above-average evaluation scores
At Philadelphia Job Corps, we know that it’s important for you to have great employability, social, and independent living skills. Before you enter the workforce, we will work with you to put into practice these 10 career success standards:
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.
Hone your personal skills, attributes and behaviors that foster confidence and drive for lifelong growth.
Get along with others and adjust to a variety of social and professional situations.
Interpret and evaluate data, organize and maintain information, and use technology to perform work.
Value diversity, while practicing cultural sensitivity, and the ability to work with people of different backgrounds and cultures.
Work on a personal plan that outlines a step-by-step process for entering and advancing in a fulfilling career.
Find, manage, and use resources to maintain employment, satisfy physical and emotional needs, and lead a productive and independent life.
Continually grow and assess personal strengths and areas for development, set learning goals, and identify and access learning opportunities.
Solve problems by seeking and evaluating different points of view and utilizing different resources to reach decisions.
is excited about working with students at Job Corps, and her goal is to provide support that will produce students with a love for learning. She has been an educator for more than 18 years, both in the United States and abroad. Her love for reading and writing led her to major in reading education at The University of South Florida, where she earned her teaching credentials and a Master of Art in Education.
has been with Job Corps for almost 4 years. A graduate of Temple University with a Bachelor of Science degree in math and teaching, and also holds a Master of Science degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania.
joined the Job Corps family in spring 2020 after teaching in the School District of Philadelphia. Prior to teaching, she taught adult education (GED) and served as an adjunct math instructor at Reading Area Community College for several years.
has been working at the Philadelphia Job Corps Institute for the past 5 years. She teaches financial literacy and professional development in the Job Corps Money Matters and Career Concepts classes. She received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Temple University. Her past career experience includes public relations at Temple University Health System and adult facilitation and instruction at various institutions, including the University of Phoenix. She has also worked as a job coach and Work CertifiedⓇ program trainer.
recently received her master’s degree in multicultural education from Eastern University and teaches math essential, math 1 and IXL classes. While she’s been with Job Corps for 10 months, she’s been teaching for 10 years. She wants to make math less feared and more easily adopted and understood.