Fred G. Acosta Job Corps Center
901 S.Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ 85719-6519
Fundraisers We Support
- Buffalo Soldiers
- Eagle Wings of Grace
- League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) in Southern Arizona including Youth Leadership Conference
- Linkages, Inc.
- Red Cross
- Southern Arizona Construction Career Days
- Tucson Educational Empowerment for Minorities
- Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation
- Tucson Urban League
Hours of Operation8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday
What We Do
Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training. The Job Corps program is authorized by Title I-C of the Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA), 2014. For more information about the Job Corps program at a national level, please visit ourOfficial Public Web Site.
At Fred G. Acosta Job Corps Center, we support the Job Corps program's mission of teaching eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and placing them in meaningful jobs or further education.
Who We Are
Fred G. Acosta Job Corps Center is overseen by the San Francisco Regional Office of Job Corps and is operated by Human Learning Systems, LLC. Our Center Director is Brad McCormick. For additional information, please see our webpage for contact information.
Our center opened in 1979 as the Tucson Job Corps Center. In 1992, the center name was changed to honor Fred G. Acosta, who served as our center's first director for eleven years. Many years ago, Mr. Acosta referred to our center's community of staff and students as la familia or "the family"; this term is still used at our center today.
We'll Impress YouThe Fred G Acosta Job Corps is a very unique national program that offers at-risk youth diverse academic opportunities and career pathways tailored to meet the needs of our local employers. Each year, our center serves over 300 young people who are, but not limited to, high school dropouts, homeless, aging out of the foster care system or single parents. It gives them a chance to become productive and financially independent citizens. Students reside on our center in a normative environment so they can focus on earning a high school diploma or equivalency as well as career and technical education relevant to employers in our community.
Every year, 85% of our graduates across the U.S. find jobs, enroll in further education, or join the armed services. That is a remarkable statistic that shows Job Corps Works!
Fred G Acosta students support local community-based organizations and nonprofits, logging thousands of hours of volunteer service every year. Recently this past fall we participatd in 8 "Make a Difference Day" activities throughout the community.
We feel that volunteering is an essential part of the Fred G Acosta Job Corps which is why we have earned the Presidential Gold Community Service Award from the office of President Barack Obama for the last two years by completing over 5,ooo hours of community service.
Job Corps’ economic benefit can also be seen in the number of jobs it provides to local residents. Our center supports local private-sector jobs, including those of local vendors, suppliers, small business partners and Job Corps center employees. And, every dollar invested in Job Corps results in nearly $2 in economic activity.