Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

162 Main St
Exeter, RI 02822-3530
United States

Geolocation Field
41.5518504, -71.5445113
Phone Number
(401) 268-6000
Fax Number
(401) 294-0471
Capacity
185
Location Description

The Exeter Job Corps Center is located in Exeter, Rhode Island, just a short drive from Providence and within 5 miles of the University of Rhode Island. The center sits on 23 acres on the old Ladd School site and is within walking distance of the Rhode Island Public Transit system. The center serves residential and non-residential students.

Center History

The Exeter Job Corps Center site was a state institution called the Ladd School from 1908-1993. After it closed, the grounds were unused for over a decade until the site was renovated and reopened as the Exeter Job Corps Center.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 100 male students and 85 female students in dorms. Each room has a private bathroom. Residential students live with up to three roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

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

We also serve nonresidential students.

Director Name
Jennifer Oneal
Director Email
oneal.jennifer@jobcorps.org
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>
Drama Club
<p>Students who join the center’s Drama Club will be introduced to the different aspects of the theater and performance including acting, directing, improv, writing, play production, stage work, and much more. The club will emphasize creative thinking skills and teamwork and will provide students with enriched learning experiences in the performing arts. Along the way, members will develop poise, social skills, and confidence. </p> <p>All skill levels are welcome, from seasoned veterans of the theater to curious beginners.</p>
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 Exeter Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Exeter Emergency Services </li> <li>Gloria Gemma Foundation</li> <li>Habitat for Humanity</li> <li>Jonnycake Center</li> <li>North Kingstown Chamber</li> <li>Pink Heals</li> <li>Rhode Island Blood Center</li> <li>Smith Castle</li> <li>Welcome House</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Exeter 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 Exeter 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 and Academic Support
<p>Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, reading, 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>
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>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 a partnership with Community College of Rhode Island, Johnson &amp; Wales University, and New England Institute of Technology.</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?

There are up to four students to each 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.