Recent Developments in the Job Corps Program: Frequently Asked Questions [September 2, 2015] [open pdf - 805KB]
"The Job Corps program is a job training and academic program for youth ages 16 to 24 who are low-income and have a barrier to employment, such as having dropped out of high school. It is administered by the Employment and Training Administration's (ETA's) Office of Job Corps in the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Job Corps seeks to provide disadvantaged youth with the skills needed to obtain and hold jobs, enter the Armed Forces, or enroll in advanced training or higher education. The program was established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 (P.L. 88-452), and was most recently reauthorized under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA, P.L. 113-128) through FY2020. Most of the provisions of the law went into effect on July 1, 2015. The FY2015 appropriation for Job Corps was $1.69 billion. This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) report provides an overview of recent developments in the program, including a gap in program funding, a proposal to close a limited number of centers, and changes in procurement practices for the operation of Job Corps centers."
CRS Report for Congress, R43611