Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

3106 W University Ave
Guthrie, OK 73044-8712
United States

Geolocation Field
35.8709206, -97.464021
Phone Number
(405) 282-9930
Fax Number
(405) 282-9501
Location Description

Guthrie Job Corps Center is located on a 53-acre campus in Guthrie, Oklahoma, about half an hour north of Oklahoma City.

Center History

The Guthrie Job Corps opened in 1966, two years after Job Corps was founded. It has operated at this site continually since then, serving more than 36,000 young men and women, primarily from Oklahoma and Texas.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 225 male students in two dorms and 225 female students in one dorm. Residential students live with up to three roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

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

An independent living adviser is on-site to help make dorm life safe, clean, and productive for the students. We also serve nonresidential students.

Director Name
Priscilla Mayberry
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>
Library 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>Celebrating books and sharing a love of reading is the mission of our Library Club. In addition to exploring the literary gems in our center’s own library, the Library Club also hosts events for students and the local community that promote literacy and the joy of reading. </p>
Poetry Club
<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 Poetry 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 Guthrie Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Guthrie Chamber of Commerce</li> <li>Kiwanis</li> <li>Lions Club</li> <li>Red Cross</li> <li>Relay for Life</li> <li>Rotary</li> <li>United Way</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Guthrie 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 Guthrie can enroll our GED or high school diploma programs.</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, science, and social studies 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>
<p>Our Advanced Career Training (ACT) program is a college program for eligible students to achieve a higher level of career training. To be eligible for the ACT program, a student must have been at our center for at least sixty days, have a high school diploma or GED (from our center or another educational facility), have completed a career technical training program, and be eligible to apply for Pell Grants.</p> <p>Our center offers a wide range of advanced diploma, certificate, and associate's degree programs through the following colleges:</p> <ul> <li>Metro Technology Centers</li> <li>Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC)</li> <li>Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City</li> <li>Redland Community College</li> <li>Rose State College</li> </ul> <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.