CNA students at Job Corps

Academics

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

GED/High School Diploma

One of our top goals at Loring 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 Loring can enrolled into our GED program.

Loring Job Corps has with an experienced state-certified teaching staff and is accredited by the Maine Department of Education as a Non Traditional Limited Purpose High School. Our school is aligned with numerous area high schools enabling our students to obtain high school diplomas either from their home town schools. Our center is also aligned with a cooperative high school diploma program that provides any student from any state in New England with the opportunity to earn his/her high school diploma.

College Program

Upon full completion of a career technical training program, students may apply for entry into college or an advanced training program. Depending on the length of their enrollment at Job Corps, students may attend several semesters at college and earn an Associate's Degree - which would apply toward a four year degree, or towards an advanced vocational/technical degree.

Through established linkages with area colleges, students may attend the University of Maine at Presque Isle or Northern Maine Community College. They can continue to live on our campus and all expenses are covered including tuition, lab fees and books. Students are required to apply for federal aid when considering the college program.

All students must complete the college application and recommendation process for their career training program as well as other center requirements. All college students must maintain satisfactory attendance and progress requirements.

Driver's Education

Our Driver's Education program provides classroom and on-the-road instruction for students needing a Maine driver's license. Please note that the State of Maine requires a notarized birth certificate (no copies) before it will issue a driver's license to an applicant.

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Page last updated: Tuesday, September 23, 2008