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Job Corps Scholars Program

Job Corps Scholars Program at Atlanta Technical College

Job Corps Scholars (JCS) is a government-funded, no-cost educational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young adults from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds between the ages of 16-24 to improve their quality of life through academic and career preparation. The program’s primary goal is to assist participants in earning in-demand, industry-recognized credentials in one year or less and to obtain competitive employment opportunities leading to economic mobility.

The program provides intensive individualized academic advising and coaching services to facilitate each student’s persistence to graduation, employment, and career success. Supportive services available to participants include financial assistance to cover tuition, fees, and all required course materials, personal and employment counseling, and additional wrap-around resources as needed. Participants also can earn merit-based stipends and bonuses.


Financial assistance to cover tuition, fees, and all required course materials

Tutorial support to ensure academic success

Career counseling to support and facilitate essential work skills

Group activities and workshops to strengthen life skills

Earn industry-recognized credentials in a year or less

Employment placement and retention services within high demand industries

Eligibility Requirements

• Legal US resident: lawfully admitted permanent resident alien, refugee, asylee, or parolee, or other immigrants who the U.S. attorney general has authorized to work in the United States; or resident of a U.S. territory
• Lives in Atlanta, Fulton, or Clayton Counties
• Meets income and other eligibility requirements

Interested in being a Job Corps Scholar?

Please complete the interest application below and one of our team members will reach out to you soon!


Contact Us

*For More Information Contact Job Corps Scholar Program Staff

Dr. Metara Austin-Leslie, Program Manager
Office: (404) 225-4080


Mr. Christian Myrick, Achievement Facilitator
Office: (404)-225-4074


Dr. Shun Waymon, Achievement Facilitator
Office: (404)-225-4449


Dr. Sakiyna Peets, Achievement Facilitator
Office: (404)-225-5052


Our Location

Job Corps Scholars Program Location

Main Campus - Atlanta Technical College

Henry Louis Hank Aaron Academic Complex - C-2126

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