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Puerto Rico Job Corps education, training centers accepting students

The Puerto Rico Job Corps Centers in Barranquitas.

The Puerto Rico Job Corps Centers in Barranquitas.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps program began a new free education and training program cycle July 1 and is accepting applications from eligible young people, ages 16 to 24 who are looking to learn a career, earn a high school diploma or equivalent credential and find and keep a good job.

Job Corps students can receive hands-on training in more than 100 career fields, such as construction, business and finance, health care and information technology. The program also provides eligible, low-income students with room and board, counseling and mentoring services, living allowances and basic medical care.  Students also can participate in on-the-job training at real work sites through work-based learning opportunities.

“Job Corps provides a unique opportunity for young people to launch their careers,” said Grace Kilbane, the national director for the Office of Job Corps.

“Students attend academic and vocational classes, earn industry-recognized credentials, and learn critical life skills in preparation for a good job, continued education or military service,” Kilbane said. “In today’s competitive employment environment, Job Corps is more important than ever, and we urge eligible youth to enroll.”

The local Job Corps Centers in Puerto Rico are in Arecibo, Barranquitas and Aguadilla.

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Business reporter with 30 years of experience writing for weekly and daily newspapers, as well as trade publications in Puerto Rico. My list of former employers includes Caribbean Business, The San Juan Star, and the Puerto Rico Daily Sun, among others. My areas of expertise include telecommunications, technology, retail, agriculture, tourism, banking and most other segments of Puerto Rico’s economy.


  1. Margie Largura December 11, 2017

    I’m interested in being enrolled in jobcorp in Puerto Rico. I live in Jacksonville Florida and discontinued school at the end of 10th grade. I am 19 years old.

    1. Ms. Graciani November 10, 2018

      Hello Margie,

      If you are still interested in learning more information about Job Corps, feel free to contact me. I can be reached at (216) 314-2424. I may be able to assist you.

      Thank You!

  2. Bryan Pagan January 26, 2019

    Am interested in studying in Puerto Rico, I came from Boston and now live in Vega baja with my grandmother. I was in my last year in high school. Can you please help me.


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