Several students in a computer class


In addition to career training, Ramey Job Corps also provides academic training, including basic reading and math. Courses in independent living, employability skills, and social skills are offered in order to help students transition into the workplace. We also have several academic programs to help our students achieve their full potential.

Not having a GED or high school diploma is not a requirement for enrolling in Ramey Job Corps. In other words, students who already have a diploma are more than welcome to join in any of the career technical training programs we offer.

Like our career training programs, our academic training is self-paced. Based on a student's grades and other achievements before joining Job Corps, our training can be customized to meet his/her educational needs.

GED/High School Diploma Program

One of our top goals at Ramey Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her GED/high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at Ramey are automatically enrolled in our GED/high school diploma program. Students who complete the basic classes of this program can participate in online classes that are paid for by the center.

Students are required to meet the requirements of the Department of Education of Puerto Rico to earn their diplomas.

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Special Education Program

Ramey Job Corps offers Reasonable Accommodation services to students in our Special Education Program. These services are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM. We also have an extended schedule so that these students can reinforce their academic skills. This service is available from 3:30 to 5:00 PM.

Special Education Instructor

Maryluz Villanueva
Phone: (787) 890-6552

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English Language Learning (ELL) Program

The English Language Learning program is for students whose primary language is not English. The ELL program helps students develop their skills in reading, writing, and speaking English as a second language. There are three levels to the ELL program: basic, intermediate, and advanced.

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Short Courses

During his/her first 60 days on center, each student is required to take the following short courses:

  • Information Technology
  • World of Work
  • Health and Wellness
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Cívic Education
  • Driver's Education

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Applied Academics Program

All students participate in the Applied Academics Program which integrates academic and career technical training in a computer lab. Working together, academic and career technical training instructors help students reinforce the necessary skills for their careers.

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Advanced Career Training (ACT) Program

Our Advanced Career Training (ACT) program is a privilege for our most dedicated students. Admittance to the ACT Program is limited. Its prerequisites include:

  • Interested students must have completed a career technical training program at our center, and;
  • meet the educational requirements of the university, college, or accredited institution.
  • Eligible candidates can continue training as students of Ramey Job Corps; therefore, they will need to abide by the regulations and standards of the Job Corps program while they attend college.
  • Interested students must have completed the Advanced Leadership course offered by our center.


Students in the ACT Program receive the same services that college students do. Students can continue attending college for a maximum of two years (with an extension of one year with the approval of the Boston Regional Office of Job Corps.)

Students in the ACT Program also receive opportunities to continue participating in center activities.

Other benefits of the ACT Program are:

  • Scholarships
  • Federal Pell Grant and other financial aid through the college or accredited institution if you qualify
  • Purchase agreements with area bookstores and the accredited institution for course-required books
  • Purchase of course-required uniforms
  • Payment of obligatory fees of the college or accredited institution*
  • Study materials
  • Educational passes with pay
  • Continued pay from Job Corps
  • Transportation


For additional information about the ACT Program, please contact:

Brenda Colon, ACT Coordinator
Location: Room #103 Academic Area (First Floor)
Phone: (787) 890-6551

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Page last updated: Friday, February 28, 2014