GED/High School Diploma
One of our top goals at Pinellas County Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her GED/high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at Pinellas County are automatically enrolled into our GED program. Students who complete this program's core classes may participate in an online high school diploma program which is paid for by the center.
Tutors and academic support
Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math and reading by instructors or by fellow students (Peer Student Tutors). Students interested in getting into a tutoring program may contact their instructors or the Academic Manager.
The Advanced Career Training (ACT) Program gives students the opportunity to receive advanced educational/technical training. We offer this program through a partnership with St. Petersburg College. To qualify, a student must have a high school diploma or GED (from our center or another educational facility), have successfully completed a vocational trade at Job Corps, and be able to work independently.
Benefits of the College Program include:
- Academic advisement, mentoring, and tutoring
- Paid tuition, fees, books, and supplies
- Housing and recreation
- Meals provided by Job Corps, on-and-off center
- Transportation to and from college of choice
Driver's Education is available to all students needing a driver's permit and/or driver's license. Students under the age of 18 must have a signed consent form from their parent or guardian. In the classroom, students work on state required hours in bookwork instruction. Outside of the classroom, on the road training is completed to meet state requirements.
English Language Learning
Students needing to learn English can enter our English Language Learning (ELL) program. Students in the ELL program are tested regularly to determine their language proficiency levels.