Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

22023 Job Corps Pl
Nemo, SD 57759
United States

Geolocation Field
44.2109645, -103.5507274
Mailing Address

P O Box 110
22023 Job Corps Place
Nemo, SD 57759-0110
United States

Phone Number
(605) 348-3636
Fax Number
(605) 578-1157
Capacity
169
Location Description

Boxelder Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center is a 25-acre, residential campus located in Nemo, South Dakota, deep in the tranquil Black Hills National Forest and just a short drive from Mount Rushmore.

Center History

The Boxelder Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center is located on the site of one of the organizational camps constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936. It was taken over in 1965 to house one of the first Job Corps centers.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 117 male students in two dorms and 52 female students in one dorm. Residential students live with three roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

  • laundry facilities
  • TV rooms
  • lounges
  • vending machines
  • computer labs
  • bathrooms and showers

An independent living adviser is on-site to help make dorm life safe, clean, and productive for the students.

Director Name
Mike Deveraux
Director Email
mdeveraux@fs.fed.us
Director Phone
Director Extension
X2601
Director Fax
Student Programs
Student Government Association
<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 our students to join the SGA.<br> 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 membershi</p>
Leadership Club
Peer Groups
COMMUNITY SERVICE
<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 Boxelder Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Black Hills Habitat for Humanity</li> <li>National Relief Charities</li> <li>Neighbor Works</li> <li>Rapid City Food Bank</li> </ul>
Fire Crew
<p>Members of The Fire Crew are trained to work in steep and remote terrain and in extreme temperatures, altitude, and smoke while maintaining reserve work capacity to meet unanticipated emergencies.</p>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Boxelder 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 Boxelder can enroll in our GED/high school program.</p>
English Language Learning
<p>Students needing to learn English can enter our English Language Learning (ELL) program. Students in the ELL program are tested regularly to determine their language proficiency levels.</p>
Tutoring
<p>Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math and reading 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>
College Program
<p>The College Program is an advanced training program. 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>We offer this program through a partnership wth Black Hills State University and Western Dakota Technical Institute.</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 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.