Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

8825 Airline Hwy
New Orleans, LA 70118-3439
United States

Geolocation Field
29.9718804, -90.1152482
Phone Number
(504) 484-3501
Fax Number
(504) 484-3598
Location Description

The New Orleans Job Corps Center is a nonresidential campus located in Orleans Parish near historic Xavier University.

Center History

During 1988, the Office of Jobs Corps established the New Orleans and Philadelphia non-residential Job Corps centers as a demonstration project to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of non-residential Job Corps programming. The project was a success, and the center is still going strong today, one of several non-residential centers across the country.

Director Name
Michael Fernandez
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 Orleans Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Habitat for Humanity</li> <li>Second Harvest Food Bank</li> <li>St. Jude Homeless Veterans Resource Center</li> </ul>
Ambassador’s Club
<p>In the Ambassador's Club, students develop effective communication skills by promoting our center to various groups. Student ambassadors are called upon to:</p> <ul> <li>Meet and greet visitors to our center</li> <li>Share their Job Corps experiences and success stories with business and industry organizations</li> <li>Articulate the goals and expectations of Job Corps</li> <li>Visit local schools to help recruit new students for the Co-enrollment Program</li> </ul>
Male and Female Mentoring Groups
<p>The Male and Female Mentoring Groups’ mission is to attract, recognize, reward, and advance student success by teaching leadership concepts to the young men and women of Job Corps. The organization promotes intellectual growth, cultural enrichment, and social development as values to be upheld. Along the way, members will learn team-building concepts, critical goal-setting skills, and proper etiquette in the business arena, and will put these concepts into practice through community service projects. The Male and Female Mentoring Groups seek to foster service, character, heritage, truth, and knowledge in the young men and women of Job Corps.</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>
Trainee Leadership Council
<p>The Trainee Leadership Council is modeled after city government and provides a basic overview of government, committees, meetings, and town hall gatherings. Its goal is to help students develop their leadership skills through team building, social and business interaction, problem-solving, career development and the development of diplomatic views. To qualify for this training program, students must show they are mature and have leadership potential. The program itself takes place after school hours but is open to all our students.</p> <p>This program incorporates the Student Government Association (SGA) which acts as the voice of our students.</p>
Cadet Program
<p>The center’s Cadet Program prepares students for leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. The Cadet Program'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>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at New Orleans 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 Orleans can enroll in our GED/high school program.</p> <p>GED preparation, Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) assessments, and GED certificates are offered according to the Louisiana Department of Education requirements.</p> Our high school diploma program, administered by the New Summit High School Program, is a self-paced program offered through technology. All classes are monitored by a certified high school instructor.</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>
<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>
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<br> </li> </ul> <p>We offer this program through partnerships with the following educational institutions:</p> <ul> <li>Delgado Community College</li> <li>Dillard University</li> <li>Louisiana Technical College</li> <li>Loyola University</li> <li>Tulane University</li> <li>University of New Orleans</li> </ul>
Driver Education
<p>Driver's Education is available to all students needing their driver's license.</p>