GED/High School Diploma
One of our top goals at Blue Ridge Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her high school equivalent, or high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who have yet to obtain a high school diploma upon their arrival at Blue Ridge Job Corps are enrolled in the Virginia GED program or online through our high school diploma program.
English Language Learning
Blue Ridge Job Corps provides a comprehensive Limited English Proficiency (LEP) program for our students who are English language learners (ELLs). Classroom instruction, one-on-one tutoring, and computer lessons are all available to provide our ELL students with the opportunity to learn English in the way that best suits their needs. We focus on building their English listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills while supporting their emotional and social transitional needs.
Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, reading, and writing 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.
Advanced Career Training Program
The Advanced Career Training (ACT) program is a college program for eligible Job Corps students to achieve a higher level of career training. Students who have a high school diploma or GED (from our center or another educational facility) and have completed an on-center training credential may elect to continue their education at Virginia Highlands Community College or Smyth Career and Technical Center.
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 license.