I attended the Job Corps in Pittsburgh, PA in 2003. I had talked to a representative of Job Corps at the local Careerlink center. He warned me about the low numbers of white people there but said that the programs were amazing. I made the mistake of believing him. I went to the center with my eyes and mind open. I wanted to learn being that I didn't have the opportunity to go to college. I wanted to take advantage of the program.
I didn't expect any of what I saw. I showed up there and was bombarded with ignorance. The kids were ex-cons, ignornant and just plain not willing to cooperate with the teachers. The teachers there were so prejuidced that it made me sick. I was one of eleven white kids there and let me tell you they really put you through hell and treated you like an idiot.
Most of the teachers also didn't care what you did. My technical training teacher was an alcoholic and didn't care what you did, it even went as far as the kids sleeping during class. I couldn't believe what I saw. It was like a totally different planet. I was disgusted.
I want to warn anyone from going through the Job Corps program. I had an awful time during my 4 months there. I stayed there long enough to get my cabling certificate and I left with my money in hand. I would not go back.
The living conditions were disgusting. One of the females on my floor even defecated in the shower and one threw used tampons in on the floor. No one should have to live like that.
Also many students smoked weed right on campus in front of the cameras and never got caught. Please, if you are thinking about going to the center visit it first. It is horrid.