Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

3 Campus St
Curlew, WA 99118-9601
United States

Geolocation Field
48.9325952, -118.7652598
Phone Number
(800) 513-4884
Fax Number
(509) 779-0718
Location Description

Curlew Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center is a 33-acre campus located in Curlew, Washington, approximately 130 miles northwest of Spokane and 6 miles south of the Canadian border. The most remote of the rural centers, the campus is surrounded by majestic mountains, forests, and gleaming rivers and lakes.

Center History

The site that was to become the Curlew Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center began in 1951 as the Curlew Air Force Station (AFS), one of twenty-eight stations built as part of the second segment of the Air Defense Command radar network. Curlew AFS closed in 1959, but in 1965 the AFS’s cantonment (military living quarters) became the site of the Job Corps center.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 158 male students in three dorms and 40 female students in one dorm. Residential students live with up to three roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

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

Independent-living apartments are available for students who qualify.

Director Name
Eric Bracken
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>
Band Committee
Firefighting or camp crew opportunities
<p>People participating in the firefighting or camp crew opportunities are trained to work in steep terrain and in extreme temperatures, altitude, and smoke while maintaining reserve work capacity to meet unanticipated emergencies.</p>
Horse Committee
Mineral Collecting Club
<p>The Mineral Collecting Club promotes the collecting, identifying and displaying of mineral specimens as well as fostering a lifelong love of the study of geology and mineralogy. The Club hosts regular field trips and rock swaps in addition to its regular meeting activities. </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 Curlew Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center, it also means assisting the Colville National Forest their important work.</P>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Curlew 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 Curlew can enroll in our GED/high school program.</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, reading, science, social studies, writing, and Spanish 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>
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 in 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.