Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

6969 Tarr Ridge Rd
Frenchburg, KY 40322-8854
United States

Geolocation Field
37.861695, -83.6439963
Phone Number
(606) 768-2111
Fax Number
(606) 768-3080
Capacity
126
Location Description

Frenchburg Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center is located on 68 acres in Frenchburg, Kentucky, near the Daniel Boone National Forest and the Red River Gorge.

Center History

The Frenchburg Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center, which opened its doors to students in 1965, is located on a historic Roosevelt-era Civilian Conservation Corps camp that was built in the 1930s.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 112 male students two dorms and 56 female students in one dorm. Residential students live with up to seven roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

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

Independent living advisers are on-site to help make dorm life safe, clean, and productive for students.

Director Name
Ira Young
Director Email
ieyoung@fs.fed.us
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>
Center Beautification Club
<p>The mission of the Center Beautification Club is simple: To bring students and staff together to make the Center a beautiful and welcoming place for all. All students are welcome to join and take part in the club’s activities. </p>
Green Club
<p>Our Green Club is committed to reducing the center’s footprint on the environment and is charged with overseeing green projects and initiatives on center. This can mean focusing on keeping a watchful eye on the center to discover new conservation projects that might have been overlooked.</p> <p>The Committee’s day-to-day activities include organizing recycling and energy efficiency projects around the center, planting trees, and educating fellow students about the importance reducing, reusing, and recycling.</p>
Weightlifting Club
<p>The purpose of the Weightlifting Club is to introduce students to the benefits of strength training.</p> <p>The club brings together people of all skill levels who all have an interest in weightlifting and provides an organization where students can meet to lift with each other, push each other to reach their goals, and get advice on how to continue training.</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 Frenchburg Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Gateway Community Services</li> <li>Helping Hands </li> <li>Menifee County Schools</li> <li>Menifee County Sheriff’s Department</li> <li>University of Kentucky-County Extension programs</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Frenchburg 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 Frenchburg can enroll in our GED program. Students also have the opportunity to earn their high school diplomas through the Menifee County High School Program and the Fayette County 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>
Tutoring
<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 Partners
<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 are offering this program through partnerships with Hazard Community College and Lees Community College.</p>
Driver Education
<p>Driver's Education is available to all students needing their driver's license.</p>
Academic Olympics
<p>Students at Frenchburg have the opportunity to compete against other Job Corps students at local, regional, and national Academic Olympics.</p>
Who do I have to live with?

Students stay in separate male and female dormitories. There are eight 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.