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.
Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, reading, and social studies by instructors or by fellow students (Peer Student Tutors). Students interested in getting into a tutoring program may contact their instructors or the Academic Manager.
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
- Civic Education
- Driver's Education
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. 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:
- 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
This program is offered through partnerships with Inter American University – Aguadilla and The University of Puerto Rico – Aguadilla
English Language Learning 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.
Driver's Education is available to all students needing their driver's license.
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.