Employers today are placing more emphasis on education when hiring entry-level workers. The CCC wants its corpsmembers to enter the working world with the education they need to be successful, and the Corps’ educational program is designed with that in mind.
When they enter the CCC’s education program, corpsmembers participate in a standard academic assessment. This assessment allows staff to determine the educational needs of each corpsmember.
Nearly half of our members join the CCC without a high school diploma or GED. Corpsmembers without a high school diploma and those who have passed the GED test but do not have a high school diploma are required to attend high school for a minimum of 10 hours a week after the workday. These corpsmembers are enrolled in the High School Program with either the John Muir Charter School or the National University Academy.
Corpsmembers with a high school diploma are also expected to advance their education. Corpsmembers who possess a valid high school diploma are required to attend educational courses for a minimum of three hours a week after the workday. Adult basic education and general college courses are made available to these members as well.