The U.S. Department of Labor announces the reopening of new student enrollment for in-person instruction and job training at Wilmington Job Corps Center and centers across the nation. Enrollment at the Wilmington Job Corps Center is open to Delaware residents only.
Amid the pandemic, Job Corps centers operated under restricted enrollment due to the residential aspects of the program. With new safety measures in place, the decision to reopen Job Corps enrollment lifts the remaining restrictions on enrollment and restores the program to pre-pandemic admission standards.
“In the past year, we faced and overcame extraordinary challenges to enable Job Corps’ students to continue their education,” said Wilmington Job Corps Center Director Maureen Romaninsky. “On-center learning and the supports the Wilmington Job Corps Center provides will help students take greater advantage of training and educational opportunities as we prepare them for successful careers.”
The Wilmington Job Corps Center provides free career training and education programs in industries including culinary arts, facilities, nursing assistants, and office administration. For more information, visit the Wilmington Job Corps Center website at https://wilmington.jobcorps.gov/
Founded in 1964, Job Corps is the nation’s largest job training and education program. It provides students from 16 to 24 years of age with vocational training and academic experiences to increase opportunities towards gainful employment and career pathways. Mostly a residential program in urban and rural areas, Job Corps centers include dormitories and a campus environment similar to small colleges.
Administered by the department’s Employment and Training Administration, Job Corps is the nation’s largest residential career-training program. There are currently 121 Job Corps centers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.