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Job Corps is the nation's largest FREE education and job training program for young adults.

Academic Training Overview

Academic Training Overview

In addition to career training, Talking Leaves Job Corps Center also provides academic training, including basic reading and math. Courses in independent living, employability skills, and career success skills are offered to help students transition into the workplace. We also have several academic programs to help our students achieve their full potential.

Academic Programs

Job Corps provides a very structured environment that will prepare you for the workplace.

GED/High School Diploma

One of our top goals at Talking Leaves 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 Talking Leaves can enroll in our GED and high school diploma programs. Our GED program features computer-based GED preparation and book-based training. Students in this program receive one-on-one tutoring, peer tutoring, and self-motivated study. Students must achieve the objectives set by the State of Oklahoma Department of Education to receive their GED certificates. Our students also have the opportunity to earn their high school diplomas. To get a high school diploma, a student must achieve 13 core academic credits and 10 elective credits and complete a career technical training program at our center.

English Language Learning Program

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.

Tutoring

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.

HIGHER EDUCATION partners

The College Program is an advanced training program offered through partnerships with Northeastern State University and Indian Capital Technology Center. To qualify for this program, a student must have a high school diploma or GED (from our center or another educational facility) and have successfully completed a vocational trade at Job Corps. 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 Education

Driver's Education is available to all students needing their driver's license.

Career Success Standards (CSS)

Behavioral expectations in the areas of employability, social development, and independent living skills

1

Workplace Relationships and Ethics

Productively interact with co-workers and deal with problems and situations with honesty, integrity and responsibility.

2

Communications

Listen actively, follow directions and communicate with others to solve problems and accomplish tasks.

3

Personal Growth and Development

Personal skills, attributes and behaviors that foster confidence and drive for life-long growth.

4

Interpersonal Skills

Get along with others and adjust to a variety of social and professional situations.

5

Information Management

Interpret and evaluate data, organize and maintain information, and use technology to perform work.

6

Multicultural Awareness

Value diversity, while practicing cultural sensitivity, and the ability to work with people of different backgrounds and cultures.

7

Career and Personal Planning

A personal plan that outlines a step-by-step process for entering and advancing in a fulfilling career.

8

Independent Living

Find, manage and use resources to maintain employment, satisfy physical and emotional needs, and lead a productive and independent life.

9

Continuous Learning

Continually grow and assess personal strengths and areas for development, set learning goals, and identify and access learning opportunities.

10

Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

Solve problems by seeking and evaluating different points of view and utilizing different resources to reach decisions.

The way we prepare you for the workforce has changed during Job Corps' 50 years. The growth of new technology, its impact on your education and the workplace, and the surge in various high-growth industries continuously creates new opportunities to learn and grow. Job Corps is responding to this opportunity with the Career Success Standards, a set of ten behavioral expectations in the areas of employability, social development, and independent living skills.

Explore your journey at Talking Leaves Job Corps Center

Learn more about our program by diving into the pillars of success.

LIVE

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LEARN

Earn & further your education

Find your Purpose

TRAIN

Get hands on training

Master a Trade

CONNECT

Prepare for the working world

Grow your Career