Graduate benefits

Graduate benefits

At Job Corps, we will make sure you have the tools and resources you need in order to earn from what you learn. Here’s how:

Job Search Assistance

Work with our center staff to connect with employers.

Transition Allowance

Receive an allowance after graduation to help with the first few months of housing and living costs and transportation.

Career Counseling

Meet with our on-site career counselors to search for jobs, prepare for interviews and plan your career next steps.

Relocation Counseling

Speak with our counselors for tips and advice on moving to a new city for a job.

Advanced Training Opportunities

Build on your basic career training and keep strengthening your skills in the industry of your choice. Talk to your center staff for more information about an Advanced Training opportunity near you.

Real stories

Real stories

Job Corps works. But don’t just take our word for it. Check out a few of our graduate success stories.

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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Information Technology
Growing up in Ogden, Utah, Thaddaeus had always known about the Clearfield Job Corps Center, but never understood the impact of the program until he experienced it for himself. Before joining Job Corps at the age of 22, Thaddaeus held down a variety of odd jobs: a teacher’s assistant, customer service representative at Home Depot, and lastly a caretaker for an elderly veteran.
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Information Technology
Rashaan built his first computer at the age of 13. Now, he works for one of the most recognizable names in information technology worldwide—but the journey to his current job wasn’t an easy one.
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Ponder's Personal Chef Services
Michael is booked and busy. He’s the head chef at a senior living community, the owner of his own catering business and the father of a 3-year-old son—and he’s not stopping there.
Success starts here

When it comes time to get a job, our staff will make sure you are connected with local employers. Detroit Job Corps grads have been hired by:

  • Wayne County Community College
  • Oakland Community College
  • Greening of Detroit Pre- Apprentice
  • Brookins Construction Apprentice Trade School
  • Detroit Public Safety Academy - High School
  • Emerging Industries Training Institute
  • Youth Build
  • The Youth Connection
  • Ser Metro Detroit
  • Covenant House
  • Warren Collegiate High School
  • Helping Hands Training Program
  • Mission Point Nursing Rehabilitation Center
  • Covenant House
  • Eagle Security
  • NAIAS Security Services
  • All City Shied Security
  • BullsEye
  • Henry Ford Hospital
  • Life on Purpose Detroit
  • Microworks
  • Detroit City Clerk Office
  • Detroit Regional Chambers of Commerce
  • Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Downriver and Detroit Business Association
  • National Association of Women Business Owners
  • Detroit Recovery Project Incorporated
  • Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Detroit American Job Center Network
  • Michigan Rehabilitation Services
  • Ebenezer Community and Cultural Center
  • Grow Detroit Youth Talent
  • Hope Village Farmers
  • Detroit Phoenix Center
  • Cass Community Center
  • Gleaners
  • Detroit Employment Solutions
  • Michigan Economic Labor
  • Michigan Department of Health and Services
  • Teen HYPE