Earn an MVCC certificate in tech and trades programs, for FREE, in one year!

Job Corps Students Working on Projects

Classes begin February 1, 2020! Seats are limited!

Job Corps Scholars is a grant-funded cohort opportunity for students to earn an MVCC certificate for free in tech and trades programs in one year. Students also will receive intense, individualized personal and employment counseling.

Students can choose to take courses in:



Prepares student for work in automated manufacturing settings (e.g. CREE)



Prepares students for structural and metal fabrication welding work (e.g. Briggs & Stratton).



Prepares students for work as skilled laborers in the residential and commercial construction trades industries.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be 17-24 years old
  • Be a current resident of the City of Utica
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or citizen of a U.S. territory
  • Must not be currently enrolled in any college courses

Students who complete their program will receive certificates* and be guaranteed job interviews with Briggs and Stratton in Sherrill, N.Y., and Cree Wolfspeed in Marcy, N.Y. 

Cree Wolfspeed, Inc. Briggs & Stratton

For more information, contact:

Monalisa Htun
Job Corps Scholars Program Coordinator

Job Corps Scholars Program is funded through a grant by the United States Department of Labor.

Job Corps Scholars Program is an equal opportunity program.

We are committed to treating all applicants and team members fairly regardless of their race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

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