BELDEN, Miss. (WTVA) -- ICC leaders hope five weeks of free training will lead to a job.
The school is offering the "Counseling to Careers" program to help young people, up to age 21, learn the skills needed to land a job.
"We have them come in Monday through Friday. They have to be here and in their seats at 8 a.m., not driving up on the parking lot. They are here all day until 4 p-m," said Ruth McKinney, program coordinator.
The schedule is to prepare them for a typical day on the job. The program has been designed to help the students improve their attitudes, communication skills, their work ethic and personal life skills.
They learn everything from how to write a resume to what to wear to an interview.
"We do not guarantee that they will get a job but there is a 98-99 percent chance they will get one," said McKinney.
Rico Richardson, 18, hopes he is one of the lucky ones. He said he has had a few jobs and nothing has worked out.
"Sometimes I will show up late and not doing things the has required of me so they have terminated me. But now I have become a better person," said Richardson.
Jamil Lasley, 20, also has his fingers crossed. He said the five weeks is just the price he has to pay to take care of his family.
"I think it is important for me to do this instead of sitting at home doing nothing or getting in trouble like all the boys my age," Lasley said.
The five week class is unpaid and the students have to complete the entire five weeks in order to graduate. Once the training is over, the students are given the chance at a job that pays.