Center Type
Job Corps Center
Physical Address

455 Wintergreen Ave
New Haven, CT 06515-1012
United States

Geolocation Field
41.342286, -72.9606418
Phone Number
(203) 397-3775
Fax Number
(203) 392-0299
Location Description

New Haven Job Corps Center is located on a handsome campus along the bus line to New Haven, Connecticut, at the foothills of West Rock Ridge State Park and close to Yale University and Southern Connecticut University. The center is located on a beautiful, 15-acre campus constructed to accommodate students with physical disabilities; it serves a large mainstream population as well.

Center History

In December of 1990, Labor Secretary Elizabeth Dole announced five new Job Corps centers, including one in New Haven, Connecticut. A few years later, the New Haven Job Corps Center opened on a site that was once New Haven Regional Center, a 1965 facility that housed and educated children with moderate developmental disabilities.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 86 male students in and 64 female students in 4 dorms. Residential students live with roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

  • laundry facilities
  • TV lounges
  • microwaves
  • refrigerators
  • vending machines
  • computers for student use
  • bathrooms and showers

We also serve nonresidential students.

Director Name
Amelia Oliver
Director Email
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>
<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 New Haven Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Citywide Youth Coalition</li> <li>Connecticut Food Bank</li> <li>Veterans Administration Hospital</li> <li>West Rock Community Center</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at New Haven 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 New Haven can enroll in our GED program.</p> <p>Qualified students may also enroll in Pearson Vue, an online, distant learning high school program that is designed to guide students through the requirements necessary to earn a high school diploma. Upon acceptance into and completion of the program requirements, students will earn a high school diploma.</p> <p>In alignment with the Job Corps Boston Region Minimum Standards model, New Haven Job Corps Center also offers several after school training programs [HYPERLINK "AFTER SCHOOL TRAINING PROGRAMS" TO] designed to provide additional educational and life skills learning opportunities for our students.</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 Advanced College Training (ACT) program provides students with the opportunity to receive an advanced education at the collegiate level. Students in the ACT program may attend Gateway Community College and work towards completing college credits. The ACT program is available to students that have shown outstanding achievements in their academic and career technical training.</p> <p>ACT may be right for you if:</p> <ul> <li>You have been enrolled in Job Corps for more than 180 days and have a good attendance record.</li> <li>You have completed a Career Technical Training program.</li> <li>You have a GED or high school diploma.</li> <li>You meet testing requirements.</li> <li>You have a high level of maturity and show the ability to work independently and reliably.</li> <li>You have a good disciplinary record.</li> </ul>
Tutoring and Academic Support
<p>Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, reading, science, 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>
Driver Education
<p>The New Haven Job Corps Center offers Driver’s Education courses free of charge to all students in need of a driver's license.</p>
After School Training Programs
<p>In accordance with Job Corps Boston Region Minimum Standards, New Haven Job Corps Center offers numerous after school training and support programs for our students. These activities include:</p> <ul> <li>One on one, peer, and group tutoring sessions</li> <li>Staff/student mentoring programs</li> <li>Support and interest group meetings / clubs</li> <li>Career Counseling – Evening appointments and office hours</li> <li>Workshops on Independent Living and other Career Success Standards</li> <li>Guest speakers and presentations</li> </ul> <p>Evening programs and resources are available to both our resident and non-resident students.<br> </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.