Pros: 3 free meals a day, to live on a campus with diversity, and all kind of people and cultures, to learn many trades or just one
Cons: you have to want it to succeed, cause it has its negativity while on campus
Gary Job Corps Is a trade school for 16 -24 years of age , we would wake up at 6 am to eat breakfast ,walk to trade spend all day in trade , we were handed blue prints for manual lathes and mills . we had a total of 9 projects , and you also got to do work base learning , where we got to work for employers in our trade industry's. but they are temporary unless u can prove yourself to be useful to the employer . school let out at 4 pm. i learned to run manual lathes and manual mills. i learned how to make a meat tenderizer out of raw material using both a lathe and mills. i made a v-block. a center punch, which required gnurlling . a flute which consisted of 12 flutes ,2 key slots , and a hexagonal head .Our management consisted of 3 instructors , shop a , was book work where we studied the fundamentals of machining , shop b, was hands on machining work ,and shop c ,was cnc training .
Hardest part of the day was Shop b , hands on machining , because of the fact that we had just got started doing machining, and the projects got more intense
the most enjoyable part of the day was going home and sleeping to get up and do it all over again .
my co-workers , they were students just like me , we all worked at our own paces , and if you needed help we would all ask each other and it helped out that way rather than asking the instrutor