R1. Center Information
a. Provide Admissions Counselors (AC) and One-Stop Career Centers/American Job Centers with current information, including a video when possible, about all aspects of center life, including the center’s Career Development Services System (CDSS); the availability of career technical training, on-center certification, credentialing, and licensure opportunities; dorm life; center standards of conduct; recreation; and support services.
b. Provide ACs with copies of current career technical Training Achievement Records (TARs).
c. Offer center tours to prospective applicants, parents, school counselors, employers, etc., whenever possible.
d. Assign staff and students to participate in outreach activities as needed.
R2. Partnerships and Linkages
Outreach and Admissions (OA) contractors and centers must, as applicable:
a. Work cooperatively with schools; social service agencies including those that serve foster care and homeless youth; youth programs; youth standing committees, if established; community centers; other employment and training programs; state vocational rehabilitation agencies; associations; and other appropriate organizations, including organizations and other entities, that serve the targeted populations referred to in Chapter 5, Section 5.1, R5.c.4, to promote referral of applicants who are eligible to participate in the Job Corps program. In this regard, close cooperation between the National Training Contractors (NTC) and OA contractors is essential in assisting potential students who have been referred to Job Corps by unions and/or employers that work with the NTCs.
b. Establish working relationships and partnerships, including memberships when appropriate, with One-Stop Career Centers/American Job Centers, state and local workforce development boards, youth standing committees that are appointed by local boards, and other local employment and training programs for youth.
c. Ensure that Job Corps services are included on the menu of services found on the Internet that are available through the One-Stop Career Centers/American Job Centers.
d. Develop linkages and relationships that enhance the quality of services to students and the community, such as work-based learning, leisure-time employment, high school, college, career technical training programs, on-the-job training, One-Stop Career Centers/American Job Centers, career services, and job placement.
R3. Information on Center Life
ACs must provide applicants with accurate information about:
a. Residential living arrangements
b. Student conduct standards and expectations, including Job Corps’ zero tolerance and drug testing policies
c. Center expectations for student behavior and information on regular evaluation of student progress
d. Center life, including community service learning activities, recreational activities, Student Government Association (SGA), and other center-supported activities
e. Child care allotments, as applicable (see Exhibit 6-2, Student Allowance and Allotment System (SAAS))