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Job Corps ??? - January 6th 2012, 06:10 PM

I don't know if anybody has done it , or knows somebody that has gone through it but I was wondering if it would be a good idea for me after I get out of high school? I'm not totally sure about it , cause i have heard from other people that is bad news and basically sucks ... but these are from people who haven't actually gone and have just heard from other people. I just want to know , so that before I decide to go through with the application I know what I am getting myself into. If anyone could give me any advice this seriously would be great, because I really need some help with this.




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Re: Job Corps ??? - January 7th 2012, 02:00 PM

I have never been to Job Corps so I can't speak from personal experience, but my sister went to Job Corps. She dropped out school on her sophmore year and was basically staying home all day watching television, and going out late at night hanging out with people she shouldn't be. My parents didn't really give her a choice at going. Either go to Job Corps, or get kicked out.

I'm going to be honest. Depending on the person, it will be a good experience, or a bad experience. It all depends on how you choose to make it.

They basically prepare you for everyday life. They give you a place to sleep with a roommate. You get up, eat breakfast. You go to class and/or you do career training. You have lunch, you go back to class or work training. You are then allowed free time after that. You can hang out on campus and talk to the other people there, study homework. Then you go to bed at ten o clock.

On the weekends, they usually allow you to leave campus to go to the movies, go shopping etc.

Of course you are allowed to go home during christmas break and things like that.

Is there some specific reason as to why you want to go to Job Corps after you finish high school? Because usually High School dropouts are the ones that apply for it. The program is quite long, and there are lots of rules you to have to follow.

If you don't have money for college, there is financial aid and grants you can apply for.

If you don't know what career you want to pursue, many colleges have career and job centers, and you can speak with counselors or the workers there to figure out a trade for you.

Job Corps isn't a bad place, but there are alternative solutions which might be better.

If you really want to go and you've done your research, and talked it over with your family, then go for it.


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