As part of the Job Corps Scholars Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Terra State Community College received $1,186,700 to provide at-risk youth with job skills instruction, educational opportunities and individualized employment counseling. Enrolled Job Corps students will earn academic credit hours during the program.
Terra State has partnered with the Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) to provide free tuition for career technical training. Career coaches will provide intensive personal and career counseling services to facilitate completion of the program. Employment counseling services will be provided, including a 12-month follow-up period of employment services, including enrolling into an apprenticeship program or job placement.
In addition, the Job Corps Scholars will receive a $6,000 tuition reimbursement, student support services, Job Corps Scholars uniforms, paid work experiences, limited housing assistance and food vouchers for any student who has food insecurities.
A total of 80 students can participate in the program and it will begin in the Fall 2020 semester. Eligibility requirements are: Must be a newly enrolled student; a U.S. Citizen/Legal Resident/Deferred Action Status; between the ages of 16 and 24 on date of enrollment; in the low income bracket; have barriers to education and employment; registered for selective service; have education and training needs; able to work in group; not have disqualifying convictions; and have parental consent if a minor .
“Employment is critical in building economic stability,” GLCAP President and CEO Ruthann House said. “The at-risk young adults who complete this program will gain the skills they need to earn a living, as well as become important contributors to a community and economy that will benefit from their talents and abilities.”
The programs that the Job Corps Scholars may study include: All automotive programs; Marine service tech; Mechatronics; Basic law; HVAC; Medical Assisting; Medical Coding; Medical Scribe; Networking Tech; Personal Computer Tech.; Phlebotomy; Precision Machining CNC; PLC; Integrated Manufacturing; Welding;
Interactive Media; Office Admin.; Management and General Business; Management Intermediate Business; IABC; Adv. Manufacturing; CAD; CAD-CAM; Manufacturing Foundation; Introductory Electricity; Power and Controls; and Industrial Maintenance.
“We’re excited to have the opportunity to offer a program like this,” said Terra State President Dr. Ron Schumacher. “Everybody should have the chance to get the education they deserve and this program will make that a reality for the students who need it most.”
To apply for the Job Corps Scholars program contact Terra State’s Admissions office at 419-559-2349 or firstname.lastname@example.org.