Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

3875 State Route 181 N
Greenville, KY 42345-4227
United States

Geolocation Field
37.2504303, -87.1966516
Phone Number
(270) 338-5460
Fax Number
(270) 338-3615
Capacity
343
Location Description

Muhlenberg Job Corps Center is located on 55 rural acres north of Greenville, Kentucky, on the edge of the scenic Peabody State Wildlife Area.

Center History

Ground broke for the Muhlenberg Job Corps Center in 1973. The center began accepting students in 1974. At that time three buildings were built for less than a half million dollars. The Center started as an all-male center, females were accepted in 1979. Muhlenberg was a heavy equipment operators center only for many years. In 1974, the center educated 82 students and employed 14 staff. In 2014, 41 years later, the center housed 343 students and employed 140 staff. The center has served over 16,000 students since 1973 and currently contributes approximately 6 million back to the local economy.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 173 male and 146 female students in two dorms apiece. There is also a coed dorm. Residential students live with up to five roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

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

Independent living advisers are on-site to help make dorm life safe, clean, and productive for students. We also serve nonresidential students.

Director Name
Eric Jones
Director Email
Jones.Eric@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>
Military Club
<p>The center’s Military Club prepares students for leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. The Military Club'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>
Step Team
<p>Stepping is a form of percussive dance that draws upon elements of gymnastics, break dance, tap dance, march, and African and Caribbean dance. The dancer’s entire body is used to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken word, and hand claps. The style’s history goes back to military close-order and exhibition drills as well as African foot dances, and was popularized by African-American fraternities and sororities during the 20th century. </p> <p>The Step Team at Job Corps is a fun way to exercise, compete, and have fun with other students at the center, and members of the team put on demonstrations and performances at venues both on and off center. Students from all backgrounds and skill levels are invited to join.</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 Muhlenberg Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>American Red Cross</li> <li>Muhlenberg County Fair</li> <li>Muhlenberg County High School</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
High School Equivalency/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Muhlenberg 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 Muhlenberg can enroll in our HSE/high school program.</p> <p>Students who have 15 or more high school credits may enroll in our high school diploma program through a partnership between our center and local school districts. A high school diploma is awarded once all the required credits have been completed.</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 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 we offer through Madisonville 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>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 six 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.