Instructor and students in a classroom


In addition to career training, South Bronx 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.

High School Equilancy Diploma (HSE)

One of our top goals at South Bronx Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her HSE diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at South Bronx and are between the ages of 17 1/5 through 21 years old will be enrolled automatically in our HSE program offered with the assistance of the Department of Education (DOE). Students over the age of 21 years old will be offered our High School Diploma on-line (Penn Foster) program.

ELL 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. We provide tapes, headsets, and computer-assisted instruction aids in our Learning Resource Center (LRC) to help students increase their English language skills.

Advanced Career Training

The Advanced Career Training (ACT) program gives students the opportunity to receive advanced education/technical training. Students in the ACT program may attend one of the participating City University of New York (CUNY) schools.

ACT students may also participate in other Job Corps center programs such as A+/Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification at Edison Job Corps in New Jersey, Advanced Computer Technology at Shriver Job Corps in Massachusetts, and Advanced Pastry Training at New Haven Job Corps in Connecticut.

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Page last updated: Monday, October 05, 2015