Sierra Nevada Job Corps is a good program ; as far as obtaining a trade and national/State certification. The program offers housing, education, and meals for individuals 16 - 24 years of age at no expense to the students. Although Job Corps was not intended to be a reform school, staff do hold rather high expectations of their students. However, This program has a lot of pitfalls that, in my opinion, wont be overlooked for much longer.
The dormitories have mold in the showers, Bed bug outbreaks, and rodent infestations. The staff have a tendency to loose touch with the students and view them as "children", often disrespecting them and retaliating against them should the student report them. Students have the option of either living on campus (residential) or off campus (non-residential). In my own personal opinion, I was able to reap the benefits of the program a lot better as a non- residential student-employee because I wasn't faced with the politics and drama of the campus' center culture.