Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

4620 Eureka Dr
Manhattan, KS 66503-8488
United States

Geolocation Field
39.153697, -96.651999
Phone Number
(785) 564-4900
Fax Number
(785) 537-9517
Off-Site Training
Location Description

Flint Hills Job Corps Center is located 2 miles west of Manhattan, Kansas. The center sits on 22 acres at the base of the beautiful Flint Hills.

Center History

In December of 1990, Labor Secretary Elizabeth Dole announced new Job Corps centers in several cities across the U.S. The center designated for Manhattan, Kansas, would become the Flint Hills JCC in 1992. The buildings which house the center were first dedicated in 1914 for use as a nursing home and orphanage operated by the Fraternal Order of Odd Fellows.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 120 male students in five dorm wings and 120 female students in two wings. Residential students live with up to five roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

  • laundry facilities
  • TV lounges
  • vending machines
  • computer labs,
  • private bathroom and shower for each room

Additionally, this center offers residential housing for parents with children. We also serve nonresidential students.

Director Name
Johnny Taylor
Director Email
Director Phone
Director Fax
Child Development Center

The Child Development Center is staffed by teachers who are trained to work with young children. We provide a safe, nurturing, caring and educational environment for the children of our students.

Residential Parent/Child Program

The Single Parent Dormitory provides housing for up to 36 single parents with one or two children, ranging from six weeks to six years of age. Organized activities help parents develop good parenting skills, and the Child Development Center cares for children during the day while parents are in training.

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>
<p>The center’s Rangers program prepares students for leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. The Ranger's mission is to motivate young people to be better citizens. The program promotes graduation from high school and provides instructional opportunities which benefit the student, community, and nation.</p> <p>Students who join the program will study leadership theory and application, the foundation for success, communication skills, citizenship, military customs and courtesies, physical training, drill, map reading, and the history and objective of Rangers.</p>
Safety Club
<p>As people who live and work at the center every day, our students have special insight into what needs to be done to make the center a safe and healthy working and living environment for students, staff, and visitors. That is why their input is so valuable, and it’s why we invite students to join the center’s Safety Club.</p> <p>The club is responsible for implementing and monitoring the center’s Safety Program.<br> Typical duties might include: </p> <ul> <li>Work and living space inspections</li> <li>Developing safe work practices across career pathways</li> <li>Facilitating safety training</li> </ul> <p>The Club also can help promote other activities that encourage students to support the center’s safety program.</p>
Street Team
Youth2Youth: Partners 4 Peace
<p>Youth 2 Youth: Partners 4 Peace’s mission is to address what students can do about violence on their campuses and in their communities. By talking about violence and aggression and learning about how their peers have been affected by youth violence, members of this group are empowering one another to make a difference. And, most importantly, they are suggesting solutions.</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 Flint Hills Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Boys &amp; Girls Clubs</li> <li>Flint Hills Bread Basket</li> <li>HandsOn Kansas State</li> <li>Purple Power Play on Poyntz</li> <li>Salvation Army</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
One of our top priorities at Flint Hills Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains their high school diploma or high school equivalency (GED) prior to leaving the center. <p>Students who do not possess a high school diploma upon arrival will be enrolled in one of three programs: USD 383 - Manhattan High, GED, or the Penn Foster online high school program. Students will be evaluated to see which option is best for their success.</p> <p>Students may also participate in our high school diploma program which is administered by the Manhattan Alternative High School. Our high school diploma program features self-paced, computer-based classes monitored by certified high school instructors.</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, 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
<body> <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.<br> 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 partnerships with Cloud County Community College, Manhattan Area Technical College, and Kansas State University.<br> </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 up to six 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.