Free job training including living allowance/housing/meals/health care

The City of West Palm Beach is partnering with the Job Corps to provide free job training as well as free health care, housing, meals, a living/clothing allowance and even daycare in some locations while in training.

The program will lead to employment for economically disadvantaged youth from 16-24, Veterans 20-24, honorably discharged disabled individuals, and others.

Both Vickers house locations are now accepting applications for 3 hour orientations.

Friday, July 8

Vickers House South
3801 Georgia Avenue
West Palm Beach FL 33405
(561) 804-4975

To be eligible:
Be ready, willing, and able to participate fully!
You must be a Citizen or Resident Alien, Social Security cards are required
Must speak /understand English (ESOL courses will be provided to improve your skills)
Academic training includes High School Diploma, GED preparation & College preparatory. College & Advanced Training is also available.

In order to stay in the program, students must not violate the “Zero Tolerance” policy against violence, drugs and sexual harassment. You will not be turned away for a Criminal background – Court documents are required for enrollment.
The program takes anywhere from 11 months to 2 years to complete, (3 years for college or advanced training!)

While you are in training Job Corps offers residential housing, food service, driver’s education, basic health and dental care, a bi-weekly basic living allowance and clothing allowance. Some centers offer childcare programs for single parents as well.


Career paths offered by Job Corps include:

Accounting
Automotive and machine repair
Bricklaying
Carpentry
Cement Masonry
Child Development
Clerical
Commercial Driving License/Heavy Truck Driver
Communication design
Computer Networking
Computer Systems Administrator
Computer Tech
Construction
Corrections Officer
Cosmetology
Criminal Justice
Culinary Arts
Dental Assistant
Diesel mechanic
Drafting
Electrician
Electronic assembly
Electronics tech
Facilities Maintenance
Firefighting
Floor covering
Forest conservation
Heavy construction equipment mechanic
Hotel and Lodging
HVAC
Insurance & Financial Services
Landscaping
Legal Secretary
Licensed Practical nurse
Machine appliance repair
Machining
Marketing
Medical Assistant
Medical Insurance
Medical office support
Medium/heavy truck repair
Network Cable installation
Painting
Paralegal
Pharmacy Tech
Physical Therapy Tech
Plastering
Plumbing
Preparation for the Military
Purchasing
Registered Nurse
Retail Sales
Seamanship
Security & Protective services
Sign, billboard
Surgical Tech
Tile Setting
Wastewater
Welding

These Courses are nationally recognized!

Once your training at Job Corps is complete, Job Corps will work with you for up to 21 months after you graduate assisting you with finding a job, and connecting with local housing, transportation, and day-care resources in your neighborhood.