Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

1145 Air Base Blvd
Montgomery, AL 36108-3103
United States

Geolocation Field
32.3556575, -86.3408232
Phone Number
(334) 262-8883
Fax Number
(334) 265-2339
Capacity
254
Location Description

Montgomery Job Corps Center is located on 34 acres in Montgomery, Alabama, just a short drive from historical landmarks such as the Civil Rights Museum and Dr. Martin Luther King’s church. The center is near the Maxwell Air Force Base.

Center History

The Montgomery Job Corps Center opened its doors to students in 1998.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 132 male students and 132 female students in two dorms. Residential students live with up to three roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

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

Each room has its own bathroom and shower. We also serve nonresidential students.

Director Name
Frank Coiro
Director Email
Coiro.Frank@jobcorps.org
Director Phone
Director Extension
X113
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>
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>
Sister Circle
<p>The Sister Circle provides young women with a structured and supportive space to learn about healthy femininity and redefine what it means to be a strong woman. Challenging the images and dominant stories they see in the media, their communities, and across the globe, the sister Circle encourages young women to look within and become their best selves.</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 Montgomery Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>American Red Cross</li> <li>Family Sunshine Center</li> <li>Life South</li> <li>Meals on Wheels</li> <li>Montgomery Zoo</li> <li>Salvation Army</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Montgomery 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 Montgomery are automatically enrolled in our GED 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>
Co-Enrollment Program
<p>Montgomery Job Corps has partnered with the Montgomery Public Schools System to provide career technical training at four of their high schools. Students may choose from the following trades: Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA), Certified Nursing Assistant, Accounting Services, Office Administrator, Facilities Maintenance, Material Handling, Electrical, and Carpentry. Students spend half of the day at the high school for academic training and the other half of the day at our center for career technical training.</p>
Tutoring and Academic Support
<p>Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, reading, 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>
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>Montgomery Job Corps offers this program through partnerships with Alabama State University and Trenholm State Community College.</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 to determine their language proficiency levels.</p>
Driver Education
<p>We have a dynamic driver's education program led by a certified driver's education instructor. This program provides students with a detailed understanding of driving fundamentals and promotes responsible driving attitudes and behaviors.</p>
Military Training Unit
<p>The Military Training Unit (MTU) teaches our students the value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, and personal responsibility. MTU also provides students with self-esteem, teamwork, self-discipline, and a sense of accomplishment. MTU's focus is reflected in its mission statement: "To Build Better Citizens for America."</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.