Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

500 Ike Dr
Makawao, HI 96768-9772
United States

Geolocation Field
20.886657, -156.339416
Phone Number
(808) 579-8450
Fax Number
(808) 579-9498
Capacity
122
Location Description

Maui Satellite Job Corps Center is located in Makawao, Hawaii, on the island of Maui. The 12-acre residential campus is located next to the dormant volcano, Haleakalā, and contains everything the students will need to build bright new futures.

Center History

The site that was to become the Maui Job Corps Center went through several iterations before it became what it is today. It began as a seminary school for Native Hawaiian girls in the 1900s. Henry Perrine Baldwin built the current administration building for that purpose. During World War II, the school was closed and the U.S. military used its dormitories as a hospital. After that, Maunaolu College occupied the space in 1950 until its closing in 1972. Then it was used as a youth shelter and for other county programs. The school campus was eventually remodeled for the Maui Satellite Job Corps Center and held its grand opening on March 18, 1989.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 64 male students and 64 female students in three coed dorms. Residential students live with up to three roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

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

Honor dorms are available to students who qualify. We also serve non-residential students.

Director Name
Robert Upton
Director Email
Upton.Robert@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>
Food Club
<p>Job Corps Food Club provides 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 on any center's food service program through participation in a food service committee.</p>
Health and Wellness Club
<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 Health and Wellness Club 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>
Marshallese Club
Samoan Club
Soldiers in Training
<p>The center’s Soldiers in Training program prepares students for leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. The Soldiers in Training'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, map reading, and more.</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 Maui Satellite Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>American Heart Association</li> <li>American Kidney Foundation</li> <li>Community work days</li> <li>Valley Isle Road Runners</li> <li>YMCA</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Maui 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 Maui can enroll into our GED/high school diploma program.</p> <p>These programs are offered through a partnership with McKinley Community School for Adults.</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>
Tutoring
<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>
College Program
<p>The College Program is an advanced training program. 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> <p>This program is offered through partnerships with Baldwin High School and The University of Hawaii–Maui</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 up to four 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.