Frequently Asked Questions

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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of training is available at Tulsa Job Corps?

Tulsa Job Corps offers hands-on career technical training using up-to-date equipment. We can also help you get a GED or high school diploma. For more information, please see our Career Training and Academics pages.

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What else does Tulsa Job Corps have to offer?

Tulsa Job Corps offers career planning, career technical training, job placement, housing, nutritious meals, driver's education, health care, a bi-weekly basic living allowance, transitional funds, and clothing allowance.

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Does it cost anything?

Job Corps has no cost to its students or their families.

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What are the rules at Tulsa Job Corps?

Like any place, Tulsa Job Corps has rules and regulations to follow. These rules are in place to help keep you safe, to help simulate the workforce environment, and to help eliminate distractions so you can succeed in academics and training. To provide the safest possible learning environment, Job Corps has a Zero Tolerance Policy against violence and drugs. Any student who violates this policy will be removed from the Job Corps program.

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Do I get paid while I am at Tulsa Job Corps?

Throughout your training, you will receive a basic living allowance every two weeks. As your training progresses, your living allowance will increase. Job Corps can also help you get started after you graduate with a transition allowance. This allowance is based on your academic and career technical skills achievement while in Job Corps.

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Do I have to live at the center?

Most students live on campus at Tulsa Job Corps, but we do serve nonresidential students as well. Please check with your admissions counselor for details.

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Can I bring my child with me to Tulsa Job Corps?

Tulsa Job Corps does not offer any childcare assistance at our center. Your admissions counselor will explain what options are available.

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Who do I have to live with?

Tulsa Job Corps has separate male and female dormitories. Depending on your room assignment, you can have anywhere from one to five roommates.

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What do I have to wear?

While you are responsible for providing your own everyday clothes, there are rules about personal appearance. Generally articles of clothing with offensive wording, large amounts of jewelry or any items that promote drugs, alcohol, tobacco or violence are not allowed.

Tulsa Job Corps Center requires all students to wear uniforms during the training day.

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Can I take personal belongings to Tulsa Job Corps?

Students should not bring expensive video and audio equipment, computers, and similar items. Students are expected to bring personal care and grooming items. Your admissions counselor can help you determine what items are appropriate to bring on center.

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When can I go home to visit?

Tulsa Job Corps Center issues evening and weekend passes to students. Students under the age of 18 must have permission from their parent or guardian to leave the center. Students receive two breaks a year, one in the winter and one in the summer.

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Can my family visit me on center?

Yes. Your parents or guardians are invited to visit you at the center. Please have them contact the center in advance of their visit.

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How long do I have to stay at Job Corps?

Job Corps is a self-paced program. That means you learn at your own pace. Depending on the career area you choose, training can take from eight months to two years to complete. We recommend that you remain on center for at least one year to gain the knowledge and social skills needed for your new career.

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What happens after I graduate from Tulsa Job Corps?

Even before graduation, our staff will assist you in conducting a job search. They can also help direct you to social services such as health care, housing, legal assistance and child care. For six months after you graduate, a Job Corps career transition specialist will keep in touch with you to make sure things are going well in your new career.

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Can Tulsa Job Corps help me get into college after I graduate from the program?

Yes. Tulsa Job Corps Center helps its students go to college or receive higher education in a chosen career technical field. We have partnerships with several institutions of higher learning in the Tulsa area. If you are planning on going to college outside of the Tulsa area, one of our dedicated career transition specialists will help you.

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What if I don't like it? Can I leave Job Corps?

Yes. No one will force you to stay if you're not happy at the center, but you must be committed to the program to benefit from it. All we ask is that you try your best to succeed. We promise you this: It will be difficult sometimes, and we will challenge you. But if you don't quit on us, we won't quit on you. Last year, 90 percent of Job Corps graduates found work, enrolled in higher education programs, or enlisted in the military.

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How do I enroll in Job Corps?

You can enroll in Job Corps by calling (800) 733-JOBS.

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Page last updated: Tuesday, June 14, 2011