Star Report

The Star Program is the foundation for the National Job Corps Association’s (NJCA) grassroots network and for building support for Job Corps among policymakers and community members. The outreach conducted through the Star program is critical to the NJCA’s efforts to secure funding for Job Corps and to promoting the program’s expansion. The NJCA Star program provides a vehicle for calling Job Corps centers to action around a single message and unifying their efforts across the nation. The information the NJCA gathers through the Star Program is used to support the NJCA’s education and outreach efforts on Capitol Hill.

Job Corp News

Over its 50-year history, Job Corps has earned its reputation as the nation’s premier workforce training program for young adults. Numerous longitudinal studies have demonstrated Job Corps to be a cost-effective investment. In a review of several comparable youth programs, Job Corps was found to have the greatest impact on participants’ educational achievement and earnings.

By consistently responding to employers’ demands and the nation’s workforce demands, Job Corps has successfully met those needs. In recent program years, 80 percent of all Job Corps graduates got jobs, enlisted in the military, or enrolled in higher education, making Job Corps one of the nation’s most successful job training programs in the nation.

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