Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

822 River Rd
Glenmont, NY 12077
United States

Geolocation Field
42.565225, -73.7645333
Mailing Address

PO Box 993
Glenmont, NY 12077-0993
United States

Phone Number
(518) 767-9371
Fax Number
(518) 767-2106
Location Description

Glenmont Job Corps Center is located on 82 acres in the city of Glenmont in upstate New York just south of Albany, the capital city.

Center History

Originally built as the Our Lady of Angels seminary in 1961, this 82-acre site became the Glenmont Job Corps Center in 1977. Prior to being a seminary, the land was owned by the Van Wie family, and a Van Wie family cemetery is still there with 13 interments dating from 1820-1871.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 175 male students in one dorm and 135 female students in another with up to four students per room. Each room has a private bathroom. Residential students enjoy the following amenities:

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

We also serve nonresidential students.

Director Name
Erin Ferguson
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>
Book club
<p>A good book not only gets you caught up in its story but takes you to places you have never been and introduces you to characters with backgrounds and views that are different from your own. By experiencing these new places, events, and characters, the reader's perspectives expand, their understanding of the world grows, and they become wiser and better people as a result. </p> <p>Reading is an important life skill, but it's also simply fun, even more so if your friends are reading the same book. In this spirit, our Book Club brings students from different backgrounds together to discuss deeper topics and grow their friendships through a similar interest: reading.</p>
Creative writing group
<p>The Creative Writing Group is open to all students interested in writing poetry, short stories, novels, plays, song lyrics, graphic novels, and any other literary genre. The goal of the group is to provide a positive and supportive environment for aspiring student writers to grow. The group will also show students how to harness their innate creativity effectively through a variety of contests, workshops, and exercises. Finally, the club is just a great place to connect and have fun with students who share your passion to create.</p>
Dance classes
<p>Experience the wonder of dance and the joy of performing in a safe and supportive environment with dance classes offered at the Center. Students are exposed to an array of dance styles and learn to see dance as an art, a way of expression. Like any art, the emotions and messages it can convey are limited only by the dancer’s imagination, from simple expressions of fun and joy to deeper, more poignant messages. In addition to making new friends and learning new dance styles, studying dance can lead to better balance and more fluid movement in everything you do.</p>
Fitness groups
<p>The goal of our fitness groups is to spread education and awareness about the importance and joy of exercise and an active lifestyle. Through fun, games, and exercise routines the club seeks to enhance the strength, flexibility, of its members, and foster a lifelong commitment to health and activity.</p>
Poetry and Effective Communication
<p>Poets are artists who paint and sculpt with their words. They can use their language to convey ideas, emotions, and concepts in a way that reach a listener’s heart as well as their head.</p> <p>At the Poetry and Effective Communication Club, we think everyone has a poet inside them with something to say, and we bring students together to discover their own unique voice. Along the way, members will pick up some important public speaking and literacy skills. Most importantly, the club is about having fun with other students and learning new ways to express and inspire with words.</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 Glenmont Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Ahana House</li> <li>American Red Cross</li> <li>Equinox</li> <li>Habitat for Humanity</li> <li>Hurricane Relief Funds</li> <li>Making Strides Against Breast Cancer</li> <li>Regional Food Bank of Northeast New York</li> <li>Stratton VA Hospital</li> <li>VETHelp</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Glenmont 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 Glenmont can enroll in our GED/high school program. The GED program offers a prep class and on-center testing. </p>
Online High School Diploma Program
<p>Our online high school diploma program is a self-paced curriculum that allows students the opportunity to achieve a high school diploma. The program is accredited by national accreditation agencies.</p>
<p>Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, reading, 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>
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>
College Program
<p>The College Program is an advanced training program offered through a partnership with Hudson Valley Community College. 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>
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 four 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.