Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

Carretera 682 Km 6.6
Garrochales, PR 00652-0544
United States

Geolocation Field
18.4538485, -66.5984656
Mailing Address

PO Box 544
Garrochales, PR 00652-0544
United States

Phone Number
(787) 881-2300
Fax Number
(787) 881-0971
Off-Site Training
Location Description

Arecibo Job Corps Center is located in Garrochales, Puerto Rico, near the lush Cambalache State Forest. The center sits on a 14-acre campus and is both residential and nonresidential.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 72 male students in one dorm and 45 female students in another. Each room has its own bathroom and shower. Residential students live with one to three roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

  • laundry facilities
  • TV lounges
  • computer labs
  • vending machines
  • microwaves
  • refrigerators

We also serve non-residential students.

Director Name
Miguelina Torres
Director Email
Director Phone
Director Extension
Director Fax
Student Programs
Student Government Association
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (SGA) <p>The Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of our students and plays a key role in the operation of the center. We encourage all of our students to join the SGA.</p> <p>The SGA Council is composed of Executive Board officers, Vocational Representatives, and Area Student Leaders. The Executive Board members are the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Community Coordinator. Vocational Representatives are student leaders representing each career training program on center. The Area Student Leaders are mentors, recreational aides, residential advisors, safety marshals, and student tour guides.</p> <p>In their weekly meetings, SGA representatives make recommendations to the Center Director about rules affecting students including enforcement of rules. The Center Director also consults with the SGA before introducing new rules for students.</p> <p>SGA members also have the responsibility to:</p> <ul> <li>Be a positive role model to the other students.</li> <li>Assist in the decision-making process with the Center Director and Senior Management Team relating to policies affecting student life on and off campus.</li> <li>Develop leadership skills.</li> <li>Practice self-government and have input on center policies.</li> <li>Learn and practice positive leadership and socialization skills.</li> <li>Assist with tours on center.</li> <li>Work with all departments through the SGA Committees.</li> <li>Host activities for the student body.</li> <li>Work closely with the Business-Community Liaison to bridge the gap between the Job Corps program and the community.</li> </ul> <p>After 30 days of enrollment at our center, you may apply for the Leadership Training Class. After you complete three weeks of leadership training, you can apply for SGA membership.<br> </p>
Safety Team Committee
<p>As people who live and work at the center every day, our students have special insight into what needs to be done to make the center a safe and healthy working and living environment for students, staff, and visitors. That is why their input is so valuable, and it’s why we invite students to join the center’s Safety Team Committee.</p> <p>The committee is responsible for implementing and monitoring the center’s Safety Program. Typical duties might include: </p> <ul> <li>Work and living space inspections</li> <li>Developing safe work practices across career pathways</li> <li>Facilitating safety training</li> </ul> <p>The Committee also can help promote other activities that encourage students to support the center’s safety program.</p>
Trainee/Employee Assistance Program Committee
<p>Fostering positive relationships with the communities our centers are in is a key part of what Job Corps does. This can mean performing work in the neighborhood that aligns with a student's career pathway, such as building new playgrounds, patching up sidewalks, or cleaning up parks. At the Arecibo Jon Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Community Health Fairs</li> <li>Head Start</li> <li>Public Schools</li> <li>Puerto Rico Dystrophy Donation</li> <li>Red Cross</li> <li>SER of Puerto Rico</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Arecibo 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 Arecibo Job Corps can enroll in our GED and high school programs.</p> <p>This program is offered through a partnership with the Puerto Rico Department of Education.</p>
English Language Learning
<p>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.</p>
Tutors and academic support
<p>Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, health, reading, science, social studies, and writing 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.</p>
<p>Our Advanced Career Training (ACT) program gives students the opportunity to receive advanced education/technical training at a local university or college. It is a privilege for our most dedicated students. </p> <p>To qualify for this program, a student must have a high school diploma or GED (from our center or another educational facility) and have successfully completed a vocational trade at Job Corps.</p> <p>Benefits of the College Program include:</p> <ul> <li>academic advisement, mentoring, and tutoring</li> <li>paid tuition, fees, books, and supplies</li> <li>housing and recreation</li> <li>meals provided by Job Corps, on-and-off center</li> <li>transportation to and from college of choice</li> </ul> <p>This program is offered through partnerships with Ceti College, Dewey University, and Instituto de Ban</p>
Driver Education
<p>Driver's Education is available to all students needing their driver's license.</p>
Who do I have to live with?

Students stay in separate male and female dormitories. There are up to four students to each dorm room. Your room will be assigned to you upon arrival at the center.

Job Corps values diversity and will provide you with opportunities to live and interact with people of many different backgrounds.