Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

5465 Point Clair Rd
Carville, LA 70721-2108
United States

Geolocation Field
30.20068, -91.1236099
Phone Number
(225) 642-0699
Fax Number
(225) 642-9564
Location Description

Carville Job Corps Center is located along the banks of the Mississippi River. Students live on a 25-acre campus south of Baton Rouge, near Point Clair.

Center History

Carville Job Corps Center first opened its doors to students in 2005. It’s first graduating class only had 14 students. Today, the Carville Job Corps Academy serves approximately three hundred students.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 77 male students and 76 female students in two male and two female wings of the dorm. Each room has a private bathroom. One independent-living wing is available for students who excel in academics and leadership. Residential students live with up to three roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

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

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

Director Name
Doe Attipoe
Director Email
Director Phone
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. The SGA is instrumental in establishing positive norms which contribute to the center's overall culture. We encourage all our students to join. In addition to our SGA, we have eight student leadership committees; they are as follows:</p> <ul> <li>Academic Committee</li> <li>Diversity Committee</li> <li>Food Service Committee</li> <li>Recreation Committee</li> <li>Residential Committee</li> <li>Safety &amp; Security Committee</li> <li>Student/Cadet Committee</li> <li>Wellness Committee</li> <li>Safety<br> </li> </ul>
<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 Carville Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Boys &amp; Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge</li> <li>Susan G. Komen for the Cure</li> <li>Youth OASIS</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Carville 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 Carville are automatically enrolled into our GED/high school program. Students who complete this program's core classes may participate in an online high school diploma program which is paid for by the center.</p>
Tutors and academic support
<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><br> <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>
English Language Learning Program
<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>
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.