Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

57608 Highway 330
Collbran, CO 81624-9500
United States

Geolocation Field
39.238427, -107.9776047
Phone Number
(970) 487-3576
Fax Number
(970) 487-3823
Location Description

Collbran Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center is located on a 48-acre campus in Collbran, Colorado, just a short drive from the American Servicewomen’s Memorial and the Grand Mesa National Forest. One of 88 centers that opened in 1965, during Job Corps' first year, the facilities are well maintained by the students themselves as a part of their studies.

Center History

The Collbran Job Corps’ Civilian Conservation Center opened on June 15, 1965, one of 88 centers opened during the program’s first year. It is named after a nearby town in western Colorado.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 118 male students in three dorms and 92 female students in one dorm. Residential students live with up to six roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

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

We also serve nonresidential students.

Director Name
William Aker
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. 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>
Drill Team
Drum Team
Flag Team
Robotics Team
<p>The goal of the Robotics Team is to engage members in robotics, engineering, and math, and to build their problem-solving, organizational, and teamwork skills. The team is made up of a diverse set of Job Corps students all striving toward the same goal: to inspire new opportunities through fun and safe interactions with technology and to empower the next generation of innovators, engineers, and scientists.</p>
<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 Collbran Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center, it also means assisting the following organizations and events with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Child and Migrant Services </li> <li>Community Disaster Preparedness</li> <li>Community events</li> <li>Country and Rock Jam</li> <li>Special Olympics</li> <li>U.S. Forest Service</li> <li>Vega State Park</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
High School Diploma Program
<p>Students can earn their high school diplomas through our partnership with Grand Mesa High School. To enroll in this program, a student must have at least 15 or more high school credits. Once all required credits have been earned, a high school diploma is awarded to the student.</p>
High School Equivalency Program
<p>One of our top goals at Collbran Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her GED/high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Our GED program provides detailed training for the five subject areas of the GED battery test.</p>
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>
<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 with Colorado Mesa University and Colorado State University.</p>
Driver Education
<p>Driver's Education is available to all students needing their driver's license.</p>
ACT Work Keys Assessment
<p>We provide ACT WorkKeys assessments to all qualified students. These assessments are used by a wide variety of employers for hiring and promotional opportunities by evaluating applicant and employee skills. The results of these assessments can enhance our graduates' portfolios as they enter the workforce.</p> <p>To prepare for the ACT WorkKeys assessments, our students use a computer-based application called KeyTrain, developed by ACT. KeyTrain is also used in our high school diploma program and is available in all our computer labs and on dorm computers.</p>
CPR Certification
Our center provides monthly certification training in CPR, first aid, automated electronic defibrillators, and blood borne pathogens. This training is taught by staff and student instructors who have been certified by the American Red Cross. <p>This certification course includes eight hours of Red Cross training videos and hands-on training.</p> <p>Students who achieve CPR certification and are bilingual can assist the American Red Cross in teaching CPR classes to the local Hispanic community.</p>
ServSafe Certification
<p>In ServSafe Certification training, students learn the essentials of food service safety. This certification is especially important for students in our Culinary Arts career technical training program.</p>
Who do I have to live with?

Students stay in separate male and female dormitories. There are up to seven 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.