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NOVEMBER, 1997

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Job Corps
http://jobcorps.doleta.gov
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12+

B CONTENT:
This is the Web site for the Job Corps program. The site includes a lot of resources for the School-To-Work (STW) initiative (this movement seeks to develop a national framework to design systems to help young people make the transition from school to careers and lifelong learning). Detailed information on the what the Job Corps does and how communities, employers and educators can benefit from Job Corps is included.

B+ AESTHETICS:
The site uses dividers, borders and spacing for basic layout. Most pages are text-based.

B ORGANIZATION:
Each page has a navigation menu on the left-hand side that lists each main area of the site. Most links are located within text paragraphs but are easy to find.

REVIEW:
The Job Corps program was set up in 1964 to provide disadvantaged youths with academic, vocational, and social skills training in order to gain independence and get quality jobs. This site has important information for professionals who work with at-risk youths as well as for the youths themselves. Information on enrollment, programs, communities, centers and job placement. Additionally, this site has generous school-to-work resources including guides, grants and other related sites. This is a great site for vocational educators as well as others interested in the school-to-work approach to education.