Quote from walkingonthestars
I know that there are some old threads about Job Corps and I've read info. on their website and what-not. I was just wondering if some one could give me any specific information on how it works?
I've heard that it can take up to two years to complete, but has anyone finished the LVN/LPN program sooner? Is it self-paced? I'm sorry for all the questions but everything about it seems too good. Is it like going to school and you get homework or do you go to school and complete it all at your own pace?
Any info is appreciated.
I attended Job Corps YEARS ago. And it was the best thing I ever did for myself! They didn't have an LVN program at the time but they did have a CNA program. I was in for Clerical and Retail.
From what I can remember, it was a work at your own pace kind of program. I don't know if it's still that way or not. Either way, it's the BEST program you can find! You'll come out way ahead of everyone else, because they pay you! Which means, no student loans to pay back!
You CAN and SHOULD take advantage of all that JC has to offer! I received all of my certificates including my GED and Drivers Lic. Not to mention, they give you clothing allotments and a bi-weekly cash allowance for the basics (shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, etc...) as well, as a savings type plan that you get all at once when you leave the program. I got $2,000. when I graduated!
JC was the best program! I was only 17 at the time but it gave me sooo much! I know the saying goes, "If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is". But the program really does offer all that they say! NO LIES!
So, go and take FULL advantage!! But just a word of advice! Don't get involved in the social craziness of dorm life. That will only take you away from the reason you are there and may keep you from reaching your full potential. Focus on the real reason you are there and stick to it! You won't regret it!
I hope you make the right decision! You only have a short window of opportunity (It's for ages 17-21), and 21 comes and goes FAST!
Job Corps Alumni