Job Corps is the nation's largest and most comprehensive residential, educational and job training program for at-risk youth ages, 16 through 24. Since its inauguration in 1964, Job Corps has provided more than 2 million disadvantaged young people with the integrated academic, career technical, and social skills training they need to gain independence and get quality, long-term jobs or further their education. Job Corps is a public-private partnership, administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and Employment & Training Administration (ETA).
Job Corps serves nearly 70,000 students a year at 122 Job Corps centers throughout the country. Job Corps utilizes a process known as the Career Development Services System (CDSS) to help students achieve their career objectives. The CDSS is composed of five stages: Outreach and Admissions (OA), Career Preparation Period (CPP), Career Development Period (CDP), Career Transition Period (CTP), and Career.
EMC operates as a subcontractor at the Edison Job Corps Academy, located in Edison, NJ, and the Blue Ridge Job Corps Center, located in Marion, VA. EMC provides all academic and vocational training at these two centers. EMC also operates as a subcontractor at the Homestead Job Corps Center in Homestead, FL, where it provides support services to the Center.