Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

5301 NE 40th Ter
Gainesville, FL 32609-1670
United States

Geolocation Field
29.7035659, -82.2724177
Phone Number
(352) 377-2555
Fax Number
(352) 374-8257
Location Description

Gainesville Job Corps Center is located on 47 acres in northeast Gainesville, Florida, just a short drive from the University of Florida.

Center History

From about 1955 to 1978, the Sperry Rand Corp. operated an electronic tube factory on the 47 acres that were destined to become the Gainesville Job Corps Center. In 1979, the land was purchased by the Department of Labor and the GJCC opened soon after.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 195 male students in four dorms and 120 female students in four dorms. Students living in the male dorms have one to five roommates and communal bathrooms, and students living in the female dorms have one to three roommates and private bathrooms. Each dormitory has an honor dorm room for students who qualify. All residential students enjoy the following amenities:

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

We also serve nonresidential students.

Director Name
AnniePearl Brown
Director Email
Director Phone
Director Extension
Director Fax
Student Programs
Student Government Association (SGA)
<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>
Dorm Leaders
Healthy Eating Active Lifestyle Leaders
<p>In the past, we have worked under the idea that exercise happens in recreation, nutrition happens in the cafeteria, and health education happens in wellness. It’s time to change that way of thinking. Health happens everywhere—in dorms, in the classroom, even on field trips.</p> <p>The HEALS Committee is made up of students who are dedicated to promoting this idea and to building a culture at the center that embraces wellness, healthy eating, and physical activity in everything we do. This means teaching fellow students new and easy ways to integrate healthy living throughout the day and making healthy eating and exercise a fun part of center culture. </p>
Junior Managers
Peer Court Leaders
Yearbook Club
<p>The Yearbook Club is responsible for putting together the yearbook for the school year. It is important to have a strong group working together and delegating tasks to each person’s particular strengths. The Club is responsible for coming up with a theme or the yearbook, writing any content that will be featured in it, taking all the candid photos, and covering events throughout the year.</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 Gainesville Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Alachua County Schools</li> <li>Boys &amp; Girls Clubs of Alachua County</li> <li>CDS Behavioral and Family Health Services</li> <li>Cultural Arts</li> <li>Grace Market Place</li> <li>Life South Blood Bank</li> <li>St. Francis House Homeless Shelter</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Gainesville Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her GED or high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at Gainesville can enroll in our GED or high school diploma 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>
Tutors and academic support
<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> Gainesville Job Corps Center partners with Santa Fe Community College for this program.</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.