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Sacramento Job Corps Center

Training on heavy equipment operating simulators and using oil filter crushing devices are just a few of the changes in the Heavy Equipment Operations training program at the Sacramento Job Corps Center that will better prepare students for future... Read More

Earth Day Every Day Demand-side Management Winners

With so many centers working diligently nationwide to implement green programs and initiatives on campus, picking our first round of Earth Day Every Day (EDED) Demand-side Management Award winners was a difficult task. The two centers fro... Read More

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David Carr

David Carr keeps his goals in crystal clear focus and works hard to reach those goals. From the moment he enrolled in Job Corps to enlisting in the U.S. Army, David has always focused on his future.

David came to Sacramento Job Corps in ... Read More

My options were very limited without a degree. I learned about Job Corps and figured, 'What do I have to lose?'

Matthew Parker

Matthew Parker moved a number of times in his life, but the most important move was for Job Corps. Matthew spent most of his childhood in Sitka, Alaska, where he first developed an interest in computers. He was able to pursue this interest in high... Read More

Sacramento Job Corps Participates in Martin Luther King Jr. March

Nineteen students and two staff members from Sacramento Job Corps Center joined thousands of other participants for a march through Sacramento to honor the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The students, along with othe... Read More

I wanted a job to support myself but needed skills. Job Corps was great, especially because it's free.

Raja Arsian

Raja Arsian enrolled at Potomac Job Corps Center in Sept. 2013, only a year after immigrating to the United States. A native of Pakistan, Raja was working a series of customer service jobs, unhappy with his hours and unsatisfied with his career pa... Read More

Earth Day Every Day 

Twelve centers have been awarded the first round Demand-side Management Awards, which are a part of Job Corps' Earth Day Every Day (EDED) initiatives. Congratulations to the winners! They are: 

  • Boston Region – Ramey and Iroq... Read More

Sacramento Job Corps Collects 50 Units at Latest Blood Drive

More than 50 students and staff members signed up to give blood at our most recent blood drive. The event, sponsored by our center's Wellness Center, yielded 50 units of blood. BloodSource, a work-based learning partner for the center's Certified ... Read More

A work ethic was instilled in me at Job Corps. It made me appreciate the experiences that came after.

Lydia Mata

Lydia Mata discovered Job Corps in 1995 while driving by a billboard in Fresno, Calif. The single, teenage mother had, as she puts it, “limited options for finding a job and no means of paying for school.” Knowing she had a responsibility to her s... Read More

Career Fair "Makes the Connection"

Sacramento Job Corps Center hosted its annual career fair on April 23, 2014, at the recreation center. The event's theme was "Make the Connection." The career fair attracted 25 different companies and gave students an opportunity to meet with area... Read More

Chue Vang

Culinary Arts student Chue Vang has received the Achievement Award for work-based learning (WBL) in the Culinary Arts program. Vang completed his work-based learning internship at CalPers, operated by Sodexo/Magic, and was hired there as a Sodexo/... Read More

Habtamu Gala

Habtamu Gala is originally from Ethiopia and came to the United States when he was 18 years old. He initially arrived in Maryland and lived with his cousin for two months. He then lived independently and worked for almost two and a half years in s... Read More