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Job Corps is the nation's largest FREE education and job training program for young adults.

 
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A Day in the Life at Job Corps

A typical day at Philadelphia Job Corps Life Science Institute is full of activities to help our students prepare for the real world. Students get up early and spend the majority of their day receiving academic and hands-on career technical training.

After dinner, students may do chores in their dorms, study, attend high school classes or tutoring, take advantage of professional development opportunities, participate in enrichment and recreational activities, or participate in clubs and team sports. Most students are in bed by 10 p.m. to rest for the next day’s tasks.

A Day in the Life at Job Corps

A typical day at Philadelphia Job Corps Life Science Institute is full of activities to help our students prepare for the real world. Students get up early and spend the majority of their day receiving academic and hands-on career technical training.

After dinner, students may do chores in their dorms, study, attend high school classes or tutoring, take advantage of professional development opportunities, participate in enrichment and recreational activities, or participate in clubs and team sports. Most students are in bed by 10 p.m. to rest for the next day’s tasks.


Job Corps Benefits

Job Corps provides, at no cost to you, any materials and supplies (i.e., books, workbooks, testing materials, specialized and safety equipment) you'll need to complete your academic and career training programs.

For students with dependent children, you may authorize $5, $10, or $15 to be deducted from your living allowance for childcare. Whichever amount you choose, Job Corps' contribution matches five times your contribution. For example, when you contribute $5, the center contributes $25 for a total allotment of $30. A check for the total allotment will be sent to your child's caregiver.

Centers issue, at no cost to you, the uniforms, specialized and safety equipment, and clothing necessary to participate in your career training program. After you have been in Job Corps for 30 to 90 days, you will be eligible to receive a clothing allowance of $100 to purchase additional personal clothing items. After that, students within 90 days of graduation from Job Corps can receive an additional $125, and students who enroll in Advanced Training are eligible for an additional $100.

Nutritious and well-balanced breakfast and lunch meals are prepared daily in the center's cafeteria at no cost to you.

Our wellness center provides basic medical, dental, optometry, and mental health services which are provided free to you.

Job Corps pays you a living allowance in cash twice a month. New and readmitted students receive arrival pay in the amount of a $25.

After that, the amount of your base pay depends on the number of days you are eligible for payment. For days 1-182, you receive $25 every two weeks. After 183 days, pay is increased to $35.

Just like a real job, taxes are deducted, and you'll receive a W-2 at the end of each year.

Students who live off campus are provided free transportation to and from our center.

Facilities


Cafeteria


Wellness Center

The Philadelphia Job Corps Center is a non-residential center in the heart of South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, just a short drive from the Philadelphia Sports Complex. The center is housed in one newly remodeled building located on the former U.S. Army Quarter Master's base. The training facility contains state of the art equipment and training materials needed for the delivery of a health services education.

Recreational Activities

We want you to have a fun time! Feel free to suggest additional activities to our rec staff.


Arts and crafts


Basketball


Games


Movies


Music


Outings


Reading


Shopping

At Philadelphia Job Corps Life Science Institute, students find our recreational activities to be a fun and exciting way to socialize or relax at the end of the day. We value our student's feedback and conduct regular surveys to improve our recreational programs.

Student Programs & Organizations

We want your time with Job Corps to be enjoyable. Join an organization and make new friends!

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of our students and plays a key role in the operation of the center. Members learn to be positive role models, develop leadership and socialization skills, practice self-government, and have input on center policies. We encourage all of our students to join the SGA.

Youth 2 Youth: Partners 4 Peace (Y2Y) is an initiative created and led by Job Corps students to promote peace in their communities. Students engage with peers and community members through activities and events aimed at curbing bullying and violence in local communities.

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Campus Safety

Job Corps is committed to offering all students a safe and secure environment. That's why we have a Zero Tolerance Policy for violence and drugs. Any student who breaks this policy will be dismissed immediately from Job Corps.

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Campus Safety

Job Corps is committed to offering all students a safe and secure environment. That's why we have a Zero Tolerance Policy for violence and drugs. Any student who breaks this policy will be dismissed immediately from Job Corps.

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Philadelphia Job Corps Life Science Institute

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