Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people between the ages of sixteen and twenty-four, who also qualify as low income, Job Corp is an opportunity to acquire valuable craft skills that enable them to begin a career in masonry.

The International Masonry Institute conducts training programs at thirty-five Job Corps centers, employing BAC instructors that can provide both classroom and hands-on training in brick or tile. Instructors also teach students how to succeed in a work environment that demands punctuality, production and quality.

After a student completes the program, their instructor and the IMI Job Corps regional director, identify career options in construction. Ideally, students are placed as apprentices with a local BAC union and transition into a three-year apprenticeship program. IMI Job Corps staff continue to communicate with students for up to a year post-placement, to act as a resource and ensure their success.


Local Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committees can pre-select candidates for pre-job training in Job Corps. These candidates must be between sixteen and twenty-four years old, and meet the Job Corps disadvantaged criteria. After completion of the program, the participant returns to the JATC for placement.

For more information about the Job Corps program, please contact Jonas Elmore at

Job Corps Directory