Enrollment opportunities available at Talking Leaves Job Corps

September 16, 2019

Free career training, education for ages 16-24

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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – The Talking Leaves Job Corps Center has immediate openings for individuals seeking free career training in the nation’s leading industries, construction, finance and business, health care and hospitality.

Offered by the U.S. Department of Labor, Job Corps is the largest nationwide residential career technical training and education program in the country and has been operating for more than 50 years. The program helps eligible young people ages 16 through 24 complete their high school education, earn college credits, train for meaningful careers and connect with employment, apprenticeship, military or higher education opportunities. Job Corps centers also provide on-campus housing, nutritious meal options, basic medical care, uniforms and class supplies, and enrichment and recreation activities.

“The basic eligibility requirements for entering Job Corps are simple,” said Debra Carr, acting national director of Job Corps. “The applicant must be 16 through 24 years of age, have a low income, and have educational and employment barriers or deficits. The program strongly encourages any individuals who meet these requirements, and are seeking opportunity to further their education and career pathway, to learn more about the many benefits Job Corps offers.”

Job Corps is an open-entry and open-exit program that accepts new students on a weekly basis. To obtain additional information about the specific training programs and educational opportunities offered at the Talking Leaves Job Corps Center, contact Job Corps by visiting jobcorps.gov, or by calling (800) 733-JOBS.

Job Corps is a federal career technical training and education program for young people who aspire to higher-paying careers and higher education. With 123 residential and nonresidential locations nationwide, training is available in the nation’s fastest-growing industries to eligible 16- through 24-year-olds.