FEDERAL JOB TRAINING PROGRAM- HOUSING PROVIDED
High School Diploma/GED NOT REQUIRED
This national service program (federal) provides participants with opportunities to build new job skills and earn money to continue their education including trades/job training programs.
There are three programs, all of which provide housing, travel and other benefits.
1) Corps Team Leaders- ideal for those ages 21 and up- no upper age limit. Veteran encouraged to apply.
2) NCCC Corps Members- for those ages 18 to 24.
3) FEMA Corps Members- for those ages 18 to 24.
This is an excellent program for those who need both job skills and housing. A high school diploma or GED is not required to participate in AmeriCorps, making it an excellent option for students that have dropped out of school.
AmeriCorps works to meet the needs of each individual in terms of education and training, including those with low reading and math skills, or those with disabilities.
A child care allowance is available to members who are custodial or joint-custodial parents, which they can provide to a family member to care for their children while in the program.
Participants in any of the three options can earn college credits for their experience.
Members can begin sign up process at age 17 and reserve their spot.
Leadership Skills, Job Training, Educational Award
Housing and Travel Provided
Living Allowance, Healthcare Benefits
Student Loan Deferment
Support and Serve American Communities
Build Lifelong Friendships
Program can be Repeated
Examples of Projects for NCCC & FEMA Corps Members (Training Provided):
Disaster response- flood, tornado, hurricane, fire, earthquake
Educating citizens on sustainability and energy conservation practices
Constructing or repairing hiking trails in parks
Removing exotic vegetation and planting new trees
Assisting veterans, homeless and senior citizen populations
Constructing and rehabilitating low-income housing
Training the public on disaster preparedness
Planning evacuation routes and recovery plans for potential disasters
Compiling reports, managing and analyzing data
Working with nonprofits and government agencies to coordinate services for disaster survivors
Preparing disaster kits, tracking inventory and loading supplies in FEMA warehouses
Writing federal grants for damaged public facilities
Government Partners include FEMA, American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, U.S. Forest Service, state and local governments, community agencies, non-profit organizations.