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 Blackwell 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.

Who We Are

Blackwell Job Corps Center is overseen by the Chicago Regional Office of Job Corps and is operated by U.S. Department of Agriculture - Forest Service. Our Center Director is Robert Fausti.

Our History

Located in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Blackwell was originally a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp set up during President Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration. During President Lyndon B. Johnson's administration, many former CCC sites became Job Corps centers. As such, Blackwell opened as a Job Corps center in 1965. Since then, over 15,000 students have benefited from the federal scholarships offered through Blackwell Job Corps.

General Contact Information

You may contact us at:

Blackwell Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center
4155 County Highway H
Laona, WI 54541-9293
Phone: (715) 674-2311
Fax: (715) 674-7640

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

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Page last updated: Thursday, February 02, 2017