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Job Corps is the nation's largest FREE education and job training program for young adults.

 
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Work-based Learning

Our work-based learning (WBL) program provides students with opportunities to link their career technical training with practical, on-the-job activities. Students participating in WBL improve their work habits and attitudes, identification of goals and aptitudes, and the motivation to complete and further their education.

Work-based Learning

Our work-based learning (WBL) program provides students with opportunities to link their career technical training with practical, on-the-job activities. Students participating in WBL improve their work habits and attitudes, identification of goals and aptitudes, and the motivation to complete and further their education.

Ottumwa Job Corps Center
career vocational training

Click on a career to explore the details and requirements, or filter by career area.

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Construction

Facilities Maintenance

Average salary: $36,000 per year

Length of training: Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.

Facilities maintenance workers perform routine repairs and preventive maintenance to ensure building systems operate efficiently.

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Healthcare

Certified Nurse Assistant

Average salary: $39,000 per year

Length of training: Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.

Home health aides are non-licensed members of the home care team that assist patients who wish to receive care in the comfort of their own home with daily living.

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Healthcare

Medical Administrative Assistant

Average salary: $34,000 per year

Length of training: Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.

One common job title for this career is medical secretary. Medical administrative assistant duties may include greeting patients, scheduling appointments, filing insurance claims, and answering incoming calls. Day-to-day office functions are part of a medical administrative assistant's tasks.

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Information Technology

Network Cable Installation

Average salary: $57,000 per year

Length of training: Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.

Cable installers work in homes and businesses to install and repair telecommunications cables for phone lines, internet access, and cable television.

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Transportation

Material Handling and Distribution Operations

Average salary: $31,000 per year

Length of training: Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.

Materials handlers oversee the process of taking materials from one location to another as well as extracting and loading the materials to be transported.

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Keep in mind that details will vary depending on your specific background, goals, and interests.
A Job Corps recruiter can help you get all the answers you need.

Advanced Career Vocational Training

is also available. See details on the Connect page.

Explore your journey at
Ottumwa Job Corps Center

Learn more about our program by diving into the pillars of success.