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Job Corps is the nation's largest FREE education and job training program for young adults.

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Academic Training Overview

In addition to career training, Penobscot Job Corps Center also provides academic training, including basic reading and math. Courses in independent living, employability skills, and career success skills are offered to help students transition into the workplace. We also have several academic programs to help our students achieve their full potential.

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Academic Training Overview

In addition to career training, Penobscot Job Corps Center also provides academic training, including basic reading and math. Courses in independent living, employability skills, and career success skills are offered to help students transition into the workplace. We also have several academic programs to help our students achieve their full potential.

Academic Programs

Job Corps provides a very structured environment that will prepare you for the workplace.

High school diploma programs

One of our top goals at Penobscot Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her GED/high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at Penobscot can enroll in our GED/high school program.

Our diploma program is offered through a partnership with Penn Foster and linkage agreements with local school districts.

English Language Learning

Students needing to learn English can enter our English Language Learning (ELL) program. Students in the ELL program are tested regularly to determine their language proficiency levels.

Tutoring

Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, reading, writing, and social studies by instructors or by fellow students (Peer Student Tutors). Students interested in getting into a tutoring program may contact their instructors or the Academic Manager.

Advanced Career Training

Our Advanced Career Training (ACT) Program is for the college bound student. After the successful completion of your career technical training, you can participate in the ACT program. Students who want to enroll in one of four local colleges must have obtained a GED or high school diploma and will be eligible for an additional year of services at Penobscot Job Corps. ACT students benefit from our continued residential services and will receive assistance selecting the right college, filling out college applications and financial aid forms, and purchasing books.

This program is offered through a partnership with Eastern Maine Community College.

Driver Education

Driver's Education is available to all students needing their driver's license.

Career Success Standards (CSS)

Behavioral expectations in the areas of employability, social development, and independent living skills

1

Workplace Relationships and Ethics

Productively interact with co-workers and deal with problems and situations with honesty, integrity and responsibility.

2

Communications

Listen actively, follow directions and communicate with others to solve problems and accomplish tasks.

3

Personal Growth and Development

Personal skills, attributes and behaviors that foster confidence and drive for life-long growth.

4

Interpersonal Skills

Get along with others and adjust to a variety of social and professional situations.

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Information Management

Interpret and evaluate data, organize and maintain information, and use technology to perform work.

6

Multicultural Awareness

Value diversity, while practicing cultural sensitivity, and the ability to work with people of different backgrounds and cultures.

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Career and Personal Planning

A personal plan that outlines a step-by-step process for entering and advancing in a fulfilling career.

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Independent Living

Find, manage and use resources to maintain employment, satisfy physical and emotional needs, and lead a productive and independent life.

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Continuous Learning

Continually grow and assess personal strengths and areas for development, set learning goals, and identify and access learning opportunities.

10

Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

Solve problems by seeking and evaluating different points of view and utilizing different resources to reach decisions.

Explore your journey at Penobscot Job Corps Center

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