Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

984 Denton Valley Rd
Bristol, TN 37620-1430
United States

Geolocation Field
36.562135, -81.983736
Phone Number
(423) 878-4021
Fax Number
(423) 878-7034
Capacity
170
Location Description

Jacobs Creek Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center is located in Bristol, Tennessee, in the dense, tranquil woods of the Cherokee National Forest. The 33-acre rural campus is a perfect setting for students to focus on building bright futures for themselves and just a short drive from the Bristol Motor Speedway.

Center History

The Jacobs Creek Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center has been at the forefront of the War on Poverty since its early days as a Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corp camp in the 1930s. Back then, the camp, and many others like it, gave young people the hope and purpose their lives lacked. As one of the first Job Corps centers the country in 1965, the center has continued that mission to this day.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 168 male students in three dorms and 56 female students in one dorm. Residential students live and share a bathroom with three to seven roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

  • laundry facilities
  • TV rooms
  • computer labs
  • lounges
  • vending machines
  • wireless internet

There is also an on-site independent living adviser to help make dorm life safe, clean, and productive for the students.

Director Name
Terrance Phillips
Director Email
phillips.terrance@jobcorps.org
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>
Chess Club
<p>The game of chess develops strategy, anticipation, and awareness skills that can help players in situations far away from the chess board, but the reason we like to play it is simply because it is fun. The Chess Club gives students a chance to play friendly games of chess against their peers in a low-stress environment. All levels are welcome. </p>
COMMUNITY SERVICE
<body> <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 Jacob's Creek Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Appalachian Caverns</li> <li>Celebrate Bristol</li> <li>Chamber of Commerce</li> <li>Cherokee National Forest</li> <li>Second Harvest Food Bank</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED Program
<p>Our GED program provides detailed training for the five subject areas of the GED battery test so that students can obtain high school equivalency certification before they graduate.</p>
High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Jacobs Creek Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at Jacobs Creek can enroll in our high school program.</p>
Tutoring and Academic Support
<p>Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, reading, and science 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 we offer through a partnership with Virginia Highlands 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>
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>
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 four to 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.