Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

1903 Santa Fe Ave
Long Beach, CA 90810-4050
United States

Geolocation Field
33.792449, -118.2158259
Phone Number
(562) 983-1777
Fax Number
(562) 983-6393
Off-Site Training
Capacity
300
Location Description

Long Beach Job Corps Center is located in Long Beach, California, just a short drive from downtown. The lushly landscaped 17-acre campus is nestled between neighborhoods. There are bus stops nearby for access to downtown, beaches, and local points of interest.

Center History

In March of 1994, Secretary of Labor Robert Reich announced that nine new Job Corps centers would be opening across the country, and in 1998, one of those—the Long Beach Job Corps Center—opened the doors to its first students.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 131 male students and 229 female students in two coed dorms. Residential students live with three roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

  • laundry facilities
  • TV lounges
  • vending machines
  • libraries
  • microwaves
  • bathrooms and showers

Student leader rooms are available for students who qualify. We also serve nonresidential students.

Director Name
Matthew Davis
Director Email
Davis.Matthew@jobcorps.org
Director Phone
Director Fax
Child Development Center

Our Child Development Center is run through Head Start/Early Head Start. Please check with our admissions counselor for more details.

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>
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 Long Beach Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>American Cancer Society</li> <li>Habitat for Humanity</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
High school diploma program
<p>One of our top goals at Long Beach 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 Long Beach are automatically enrolled into our GED or high school diploma program. Students who complete this program's core classes may participate in an online high school diploma program which is paid for by the center.</p> <p>The high school diploma program is offered through a partnership with SIATech Charter High School.</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 with the California Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) test 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> <p>This tutorship program is offered through California Student Opportunity and Access 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 two 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.