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Job Corps
Dropout Prevention

Job Corps was found to have no discernible effects on progressing in school and potentially positive effects on completing school.

Job Corps, a federally funded education and job training program for economically disadvantaged youth, offers remedial education, GED (General Educational Development) preparation, vocational training, job placement assistance, and other supports. Job Corps participants typically reside in a Job Corps center while enrolled in the program and can remain in the program for up to 2 years.

Findings

1
studies that met standards out of
1
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
Completing school Potentially positive effects 11-12
 
 
13
Progressing in school Potentially negative effects 11-12
-2
 
 

Last Updated: April 2008

Race

Black
49%
Native American
4%
White
26%
Not specified
2%

Ethnicity

Hispanic
17%
Not Hispanic
83%

Gender

Male: 58%
Female: 42%

Delivery Method

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Individual


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This intervention report was prepared for the WWC by Mathematica Policy Research under contract ED-07-CO-0062.

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