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Academic Training Overview

In addition to career training, Trapper Creek Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center also provides academic training, including basic reading and math. Courses in independent living, employability skills, and career success skills are offered to help students transition into the workplace. We also have several academic programs to help our students achieve their full potential.

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Academic Training Overview

In addition to career training, Trapper Creek Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center also provides academic training, including basic reading and math. Courses in independent living, employability skills, and career success skills are offered to help students transition into the workplace. We also have several academic programs to help our students achieve their full potential.

Academic Programs

Job Corps provides a very structured environment that will prepare you for the workplace.

One of our top goals at Trapper Creek Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her HiSET and high school diploma prior to leaving the center.

The HiSET is the high school equivalency test that has been adopted by the State of Montana in place of the GED. The HiSET exam demonstrates that a test taker has attained the academic knowledge and proficiency equivalent to those of a high school graduate. Information from the exam helps identify the areas where test takers are career and college ready, as well as areas where they may need additional preparation.

Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at Trapper Creek can enroll in our HiSET program. This program provides training on the five HiSET subject area tests: Language Arts- writing, Language Arts- reading, social studies, science, and math. Our HISET training is individualized to meet the specific needs of each student.

Students who pass the HiSET can also earn their high school diplomas through our Trapper Creek Job Corps High School program. To qualify for this program, a student must have a copy of his/her previous high school transcript. Any credits that a student has prior to coming to our center will count toward the 24 needed to earn a high school diploma. A document outlining the requirements of a Trapper Creek Job Corps High School diploma (25 kb PDF file) [HYPERLINK TO http://trappercreek.jobcorps.gov/Libraries/pdf/TCJCHS_program.sflb] is available.

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.

Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, reading, social studies, and writing by instructors or by fellow students (Peer Student Tutors). Students interested in getting into a tutoring program may contact their instructors or the Academic Manager.

Trapper Creek works to ensure that every graduate has their Montana Driver’s License before leaving Job Corps. Our Driver’s Education program is offered throughout the year and includes classroom and behind the wheel instruction.

The Driver’s Education instructor help students to get the necessary documentation and resolve any issues related to the loss of their license and driving privileges. Each student will need to have his/her original birth certificate or a certified copy to apply for his/her driver’s license.

Career Success Standards (CSS)

Behavioral expectations in the areas of employability, social development, and independent living skills

1

Workplace Relationships and Ethics

Productively interact with co-workers and deal with problems and situations with honesty, integrity and responsibility.

2

Communications

Listen actively, follow directions and communicate with others to solve problems and accomplish tasks.

3

Personal Growth and Development

Personal skills, attributes and behaviors that foster confidence and drive for life-long growth.

4

Interpersonal Skills

Get along with others and adjust to a variety of social and professional situations.

5

Information Management

Interpret and evaluate data, organize and maintain information, and use technology to perform work.

6

Multicultural Awareness

Value diversity, while practicing cultural sensitivity, and the ability to work with people of different backgrounds and cultures.

7

Career and Personal Planning

A personal plan that outlines a step-by-step process for entering and advancing in a fulfilling career.

8

Independent Living

Find, manage and use resources to maintain employment, satisfy physical and emotional needs, and lead a productive and independent life.

9

Continuous Learning

Continually grow and assess personal strengths and areas for development, set learning goals, and identify and access learning opportunities.

10

Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

Solve problems by seeking and evaluating different points of view and utilizing different resources to reach decisions.

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