Frederick Partners with Job Corps on Alternative Education

Frederick County is partnering with Job Corps to support students and families who benefit from alternative educational programs.

Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) and Woodstock Job Corps — a local branch of the National Jobs Corps program of the U.S. Department of Labor — are collaborating to offer county students and families extended alternative education programming and support, such as in trades skills and experience, job training, and apprenticeship opportunities.

Woodstock Job Corps’ website states:

Job Corps’ mission is to educate and train highly-motivated young people for successful careers in the nation’s fastest-growing industries.

At Woodstock Job Corps Center, we support the Job Corps program’s mission to teach eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and place them in meaningful jobs or further education.

The partnership between Job Corps and FCPS is intended to “create a common sense of purpose by setting mutually agreed upon objectives relative to the school systems’ Strategic Goals.”

The objectives of the partnership are two-fold:

  1. Educate FCPS staff, students, and families regarding Job Corps resources and opportunities for further education.
  2. Provide supports for students and families who may benefit from alternative educational programs.

A press release from FCPS reads:

Students and families who may benefit from alternative educational programs could benefit from an official new partnership between Frederick County Public Schools and Job Corps.

The mission of Woodstock-based Job Corps is to teach eligible youths the skills they need to become employable and independent, with the goal of placing them in meaningful jobs or future educational opportunities.

Job Corps’ program utilizes a 4 Steps to Success Career Development Services System (CDSS)

Read the full FCPS press release.

Learn more about the Woodstock Jobs Corps Center.

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