Center Type
Job Corps Center
Physical Address

36 Montana Rd
Limestone, ME 04750-6107
United States

Geolocation Field
46.9354698, -67.9009039
Phone Number
(207) 328-4212
Fax Number
(207) 328-4219
Capacity
301
Location Description

Located on 48 acres in rural Limestone, Maine, the Loring Job Corps Center was home to the former Loring Air Force Base.

Center History

Located on the old Loring Air Force Base which closed in 1994, the Loring Job Corps Center opened its doors to its first students on October 1, 1996.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house male students and female students in 2 separate dorms. Honor dorms are available for students who qualify. Residential students live with one roommate, share a bathroom with three other students, and enjoy the following amenities:

  • laundry facilities
  • TV lounges
  • vending machines
  • microwaves

We also serve nonresidential students.

Director Name
Kristie Moir
Director Email
moir.kristie@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>
Anime Club
<p>The Anime Club meets regularly to discuss, show, and promote anime as well as broaden Japanese cultural understanding. Any Anime fan is welcome to join. Our activities range from viewing and discussing Anime, playing games, or doing Anime-related crafts. From classics of the medium to the latest titles from Japan, whatever interests you about Anime and Manga is welcome here.</p>
Bi-Standards Club
Center Standards Committee
Community Service Committee
Diversity Committee
<p>The Diversity Committee's purpose is to promote diversity and equality regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, nationality, or religion. We are committed to achieving this standard among all individuals within the center's community, including teachers, students, staff, and administration. Our goal is to provide a safe environment to have honest and sometimes tough discussions about ethnic, cultural, and societal issues in American society.</p>
Dorm Committee
Education Committee
Food Committee
<p>Job Corps Food Committees provide a forum for students to offer suggestions for menu planning and dining room operations. Job Corps boasts a diverse population, making diverse and authentic cuisine a necessity on most centers. Therefore, a diverse group of students who wish to express their views and those of their peers can make a positive impact to any center's food service program through participation in a food service committee.</p>
HEALS (Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyles) Committee
<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 (Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyles) 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>
“Magic: The Gathering” Card Game Club
<p>Members of the “Magic: The Gathering” Card Game Club go all in with their powers of concentration, strategy, bluffing, and luck to play Magic with like-minded students.</p>
Performing Arts Club
<p>Students who join the center’s Performing Arts Club will be introduced to the different aspects of the theater and performance including acting, directing, improv, writing, play production, stage work, and much more. The club will emphasize creative thinking skills and teamwork and will provide students with enriched learning experiences in the performing arts. Along the way, members will develop poise, social skills, and confidence. </p> <p>All skill levels are welcome, from seasoned veterans of the theater to curious beginners.</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>
Pre-Military Group
<p>The center’s Pre-Military Group prepares students for leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. The Pre-Military Group's mission is to motivate young people to be better citizens. The program promotes graduation from high school and provides instructional opportunities which benefit the student, community, and nation. </p> <p>Students who join the program will study leadership theory and application, the foundation for success, communication skills, citizenship, military customs and courtesies, physical training, drill, and map reading.</p>
Safety Committee
<p>As people who live and work at the center every day, our students have special insight into what needs to be done to make the center a safe and healthy working and living environment for students, staff, and visitors. That is why their input is so valuable, and it’s why we invite students to join the center’s Safety Committee.</p> <p>The committee is responsible for implementing and monitoring the center’s Safety Program.<br> Typical duties might include: </p> <ul> <li>Work and living space inspections</li> <li>Developing safe work practices across career pathways</li> <li>Facilitating safety training</li> </ul> <p>The Committee also can help promote other activities that encourage students to support the center’s safety program.</p>
Wellness Committee
<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 Wellness 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>
Writing Club
<p>The Writing Club 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 club is to provide a positive and supportive environment for aspiring student writers to grow. The club will also show students how to harness their innate creativity effectively with a variety of contests, workshops, and exercises. Finally, the club is just a great place to connect with students who share your passion to create. </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 Loring Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Aroostook County Action Program</li> <li>Aroostook Wildlife Refuge</li> <li>Breast Cancer Awareness Walk</li> <li>Ride Aroostook</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
High School Equivalency (HSE)/High School Diploma (HSD) Program
<p>One of our goals at Loring Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her HSE/high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at Loring can enroll in our HSE/high school diploma program.</p>
Tutoring and Academic Support
<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>
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 we offer through a partnership with Northern Maine 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>Our Driver's Education program provides classroom and on-the-road instruction for students needing a Maine driver's license. Please note that the State of Maine requires a notarized birth certificate (no copies) before it will issue a driver's license to an applicant.</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.