As mentioned above, little training is actually provided by the federal government. There is one notable exception: Job Corps. This program began in 1964 and operates in 120 locations around the country with a total operating budget in 2019 of nearly $1.2 billion. It is an intensive residential program that provides academic classes, training in a trade, and food and housing, free of charge, to over 60,000 youth and young adults between ages 16 and 24. In 2016, 1,059 Job Corps participants were Michigan residents. The three Michigan locations — Detroit, Flint and Grand Rapids — offer training in different trades, but all programs fall within construction, health care, security, hospitality or information technology. Programs focus on “work-based learning,” with the goal of linking classroom training with on-the-job learning. Capacity of these centers differ: Detroit serves 298, Grand Rapids 212, and Flint 307, with the latter also providing daycare and single-parent dormitories that the others do not.