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About Us

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 Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (supercedes WIA 1998). For more information about the Job Corps program at a national level, please visit our Official 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.

Our History

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.

General Contact Information

You may contact us at:

Fred G. Acosta Job Corps Center

901 S Campbell Avenue

Tucson, AZ 85719

Phone: (520) 792-3015

Fax: (520) 628-1552

Additional contact information for our center is available on our Contact Us page.

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Page last updated: Wednesday, February 08, 2017