Job Corps: Better Targeted Career Training and Improved Preenrollment Information Could Enhance Female Residential Student Recruitment and Retention

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U.S. Government Accountability Office

Job Corps should confront the under-enrollment among females in its residential programs by offering career training that is more attractive to females, such as careers in the medical and health-related fields, this report says. It also suggests offering more child care and doing more to provide a sense of safety at Job Corps sites, and creating videos and virtual tours to help prospective participants get a better sense of what to expect once enrolled in Job Corps. Free, 57 pages. http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09470.pdf, (202) 512-7215.