Job Corps Scholars
Begin your journey to career success by attending Chemeketa tuition-free through the Job Corps Scholars program.
Job Corps Scholars is a program funded by the US Department of Labor designed to empower low income and at-risk youth and prepare them for employment by pursuing post-secondary education. The Chemeketa Job Corps Scholars program pays for the tuition and fees of students pursuing career technical education and academic programs designed to be completed in one year or less. Students will apply for financial aid to cover non-tuition costs.
Who can participate?
In order to join Job Corps Scholars, you must meet the following-
- Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident alien, refugee, asylee or parolee, or other person authorized to work in the U.S.
- Ages 16-24
- Qualify as low income
- Show a need for basic skills development or need further education or training to become employable
- Male applicants 18 and older must register with Selective Service
- Be willing to participate in group activities and follow all student conduct policies at Chemeketa
Other eligibility rules may apply.
What to expect
Here's what you will receive during and after your time in Job Corps Scholars:
- During your enrollment, you will pursue college preparation courses, general education courses and career technical training to ensure your readiness for life and work
- You will be guided by a Success Coach, who will help you to stay on track with your goals
- After finishing your studies, Chemeketa staff will guide you in your transition to employment, further education, an apprenticeship or enlistment in the military
- We will provide support for up to one year after you complete your studies to ensure you meet your personal and career goals
How to join
Follow these steps to become a Job Corps Scholar:
- Complete the interest form
- We will contact you to schedule an interview
- If you are eligible, you will submit an online application to the college. You will also submit documents to confirm that you meet the requirements for the program
- If approved for admission to the program, you will attend orientation
- You will take a placement test, then participate in advising before classes begin
The following Chemeketa programs are designed to be completed in one year or less:
|Accounting Tax Prep||16|
|Data Analytics for Accounting||39|
|Automotive Tech||Automotive Entry Level Technician||28|
|Automotive Body Repair||49|
|Building Inspection||Building Inspection||41|
|Computer Science||Database Developer||30|
|System Administration & Network Security||38|
|Criminal Justice||Basic Corrections||33|
|Basic Law Enforcement||38|
|Drafting||Computer Assisted Drafting||44|
|Early Childhood Education||Preschool||14|
|Health Services||Basic Health Care Information Management||16|
|Emergency Medical Technician||12|
|Hospitality & Tourism Management||Event Management||36|
|Food & Beverage Management||36|
|Tourism & Travel Management||36|
|Hospitality & Tourism Management||48|
|Machining Technology||CAM Fundamentals||44|
|Management||Sustainability in Management||12|
|Entrepreneuership & Small Business Management||36|
|Virtual Office Assistant||40|
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