Saturday, April 16, 2016

Excelsior Springs Job Corps Seeking Students

Admissions staff are looking for students to fill career technical training classes at the Excelsior Springs Job Corps Center, officials announced today. "Students at the Excelsior Springs job Corps Center not only learn to excel academically, but also receive career technical training," said Job Corps Center Director AI Ford.

The program is open to young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who meet certain income requirements.

"Job Corps has opportunities for young adults in several areas at each center, such as business technology, carpentry, health occupations, and welding," AI Ford said. "Students can take the first step toward starting a career they enjoy and becoming a competitor in the workforce."

When students enter the program, they begin working with an advisor to set a career goals and devise a plan of action before instructors begin teaching them the essentials of job searching, interviewing, and how to maintain employment.

Job Corps students receive academic and career technical training from qualified instructors, who motivate students to make measurable progress at their own pace. During training, Job Corps provides residential students with room, board, basic medical and dental services, and some spending money.

Students spend on average 6 months to 2 years completing training in one of many career areas while studying for a high school diploma or GED. Successful students can also enter the Advanced Career Training (ACT) program, which builds on their specialized training. ACT students may enroll in courses at a community college at no cost. Job Corps graduates receive transitional support services, including help locating a job, housing, child care, and transportation for up to 18 months after leaving the program.

The Excelsior Springs Job Corps Center, located at 701 St. Louis Avenue, has a capacity of 436 students. Career technical training opportunities at the center include carpentry, cement masonry, clinical medical assistant, culinary arts, facilities maintenance, health unit coordinator, medical administrative assistant, nurse assistant/home health aide, painting, security and protective services, and welding.

Students can take advantage of many fun activities on center, including basketball, flag football, soccer, softball, volleyball, and weightlifting. In addition the students take periodic trips to movie theaters, malls, and restaurants in the surrounding area.

For more information about Job Corps, contact the Outreach/Admissions office at (816) 921-3366.

No comments: