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Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps low income young people ages 16-24 improve the quality of their lives by empowering them to get great jobs and become independent.  There are several Job Corps training sites in Massachusetts and New England; our local parter is the Westover JobCorps Center located in Chicopee, Massachusetts.

Virtual Orientations are conducted by MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center every 3rd Thursday of the month from 1pm-3pm. Click here to see our calendar of events to find the next orientation.

Job Corps program services include:

  • Education and training in a wide range of careers – trades, medical, technology, manufacturing, driving/transportation, hospitality, culinary arts
  • Work based learning
  • Free housing, food, medical/dental, and a clothing stipend

This residential program takes from 9 – 24 months to complete depending on your interests

Here some of the programs Westover Job Corps has to offer:

  • Advanced HVAC, Preventive Maintenance
  • Bricklayer, Pre-Apprentice*
  • Building Construction Technology,
  • Pre-Apprentice*
  • Carpentry, Pre-Apprentice*
  • Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Culinary Arts
  • Electrical, Pre-Apprentice*
  • Maintenance – Light Repair
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Office Administration
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Plumbing, Pre-Apprentice*
  • Welding
  • Technician, Pre-Apprentice*