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designed to get you workforce ready.

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.

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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.

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Green Jobs Training

Job Corps is committed to the development of green job training and preparing students like you for successful careers in the green economy. All students who enter the Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive and Machine Repair, or Construction training areas will develop specific knowledge and skills related to green technology and industry practices.

If you choose to train in one or more of these industries, you will receive the latest training available to prepare you for this growing industry. The green workforce is here to stay, and qualified green workers will continue to be in demand for many years to come.

Look for the label GREEN JOB below.

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Green Jobs Training

Job Corps is committed to the development of green job training and preparing students like you for successful careers in the green economy. All students who enter the Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive and Machine Repair, or Construction training areas will develop specific knowledge and skills related to green technology and industry practices.

If you choose to train in one or more of these industries, you will receive the latest training available to prepare you for this growing industry. The green workforce is here to stay, and qualified green workers will continue to be in demand for many years to come.

Look for the label GREEN JOB below.

Ottumwa Job Corps Center
career vocational training

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

Construction

Facility Maintenance

Average salary: $35,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

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

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GREEN JOB

Transportation

Material and Distribution Operations

Average salary: $25,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

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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Healthcare

Medical Office Support

Average salary: $33,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Medical office support staff work at the front desk of a medical office. they perform a variety of tasks vital to the operation of a medical office including dealing with patients, filing medical documents and handling insurance forms, and handling anything that comes up in a clinical office.

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Information Technology

Network Cable Installation

Average salary: $54,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

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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Healthcare

Nurse Assistant/ Home Health Aide

Average salary: $26,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

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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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.

Off-site career vocational training

Is available in the following career areas

Advanced Manufacturing

Automotive and Machine Repair

Construction

Finance and Business

Healthcare

Hospitality

Information Technology

Renewable Resources and Energy

Transportation

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.

LIVE

Explore life at the center

Explore the Perks

LEARN

Earn & further your education

Find your Purpose

TRAIN

Get hands on training

Master a Trade

CONNECT

Prepare for the working world

Grow your Career