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Okla. Job Corps Accepting Students For New Year

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Labor's Job Corps program is accepting applications for a new program year in Oklahoma.

The program offers people aged 16 to 24 with education and training that can help them learn a career, earn a high school diploma or find and keep a good job.

Students receive hands-on training in more than 100 fields like construction, business and finance, health care and information technology. The program also provides eligible, low-income students with room and board, counseling and mentoring services, living allowances and basic medical care. Students also can participate in on-the-job training at real work sites.

Centers taking students include the Tulsa Job Corps Center, Guthrie Job Corps Center, Talking Leaves Job Corps Center near Tahlequah and Treasure Lake Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center in Indiahoma.

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