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Old 11-14-2010, 06:29 PM
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Question Job Corps- Does anyone have experience with this program?

Well, my 18 yr old son needs some real help getting his life together.

He has no high school diploma, he can't drive, he has never held a job.

He is slightly disabled and has been getting SSI.

However, I believe the correct thing for him may be Job Corp.

Anyone had any experience with it personally? Or knew a friend/family member who went to Job Corp?

Please share.
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Old 11-14-2010, 06:48 PM
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I have a friend that put her son into Job Corp. He is mildly retarded as well and is as far as I know at one point on SSI.

She put him into Job Corp up at Charleston, WV and from what I understand he did well learned his trade (some kind of cooking if I remember c orrectly) and briefly held a job in Virginia before she moved back to her homestate of Alaska.

I have talked to her a couple of times since we came home. Last time was around Christmas last. He was doing well and employed again.

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Old 11-16-2010, 06:26 AM
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you should talk with a recruiter. Usually those wait list or so long, they don't have to B.S. you to get you to join.

I've heard good things about Job Corps and would recommend it to others.

I wonder if Conservation Corps maybe another solution....OH, or maybe u can talk with a represenative at the local Regional Center for people with Disabilities.There might be other specialized programs that aren't advertised as publically as job Corps.

GOOD LUCK!
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I know two young guys that went in the job corps, one went to the culinary school, graduated, l and has done nothing with it since he has been home. Actually been unemployed the majority of the time. The other was thrown out for messing around with the wrong crowd and he was in the middle of a fight..he didn't fight but was thrown out anyway.
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well, my 18 yr old son needs some real help getting his life together.

He has no high school diploma, he can't drive, he has never held a job.

He is slightly disabled and has been getting ssi.

However, i believe the correct thing for him may be job corp.

Anyone had any experience with it personally? Or knew a friend/family member who went to job corp?

Please share.
my daughter went to job corp in a town called laona wisc. She came out with her drivers licesne, her high school equivalincy and a path for her career. She is now in college going for her aas in medical assisting. And raising her 2 year old son. I feel had she not went to job corp she would not be the responsable young lady that she is today.
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:49 PM
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I have a son in JC in Roswell, NM. He will graduate in May, if not before, with a high school diploma and a carreer in auto mechanics! He is autistic/aspergers, tourettes, tic syndrome, ADDHD and depressive/anxiety disorder as well as bi-polar. He loves it, at least after he got the hang of the place and plans on opening his own shop after a while. I like the program. They are not perfect, but no program is. Check it out!
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My daughter and son in law also went to the Job Corps in Laona, WI ("Blackwell Job Corps"). Both complete their programs, son-in-law also earned his HS diploma (HSGED). Son-in-law LOVED it, daughter complained about the drama but finished.

I recommend it.
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My nephew went to Gary Job Corp and everything seemed fabulous until he screwed around and got thrown out. He lived off campus, had to wear a simple uniform, and every week got an allowance. I think it started around $25 and grew from there. I think Job Corp is an awesome idea. They pay for your school, they pay you to attend, and you can live there if need be. That's where my niece wants to go as soon as Bug gets out.
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Son checked in at Job Corps on Monday.

So far it is going really good...I am shocked.

He stays in a room with 9 other guys. He has already gotten his allowance and they have taken the students to wal mart to spend it and to the lake.

He is studying Office Technologies, they are getting him ready for the GED, and they are helping him with driving lessons.

He learned about Helen Keller this week....shoot, If she can go to college and make a success of her life....I guess the lesson here is that there is always hope!

He seems happy and never complains!
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I hope he does well Fancy!
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i went to job corps. its a great program . i called for my son yesterday myself and the wait list is 6 months long. so go to informational session and sign up asAP!!!
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