Center Type
Job Corps Center
Physical Address

1375 Union St
Bangor, ME 04401-2715
United States

Geolocation Field
44.8233932, -68.8218234
Phone Number
(207) 990-3000
Fax Number
(207) 942-9829
Location Description

Nestled in one of Maine's historic communities, the beautiful Penobscot campus is in the city of Bangor, a major commercial and cultural center for eastern and northern Maine and the third-largest city in the state. The center is located on 46 acres, just a short drive from American landmarks like the Thomas Hill Standpipe and Paul Bunyan’s birthplace.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 149 male students and 147 female students in two dorms. Each room has a private bathroom. Residential students live with up to three roommates in most rooms and enjoy the following amenities:

  • laundry facilities
  • TV lounges
  • vending machines
  • computer labs
  • microwaves
  • refrigerators

We also serve nonresidential students.

Director Name
Tracey Cooley
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>
Fright Club
Green Team
<p>Our Green Committee is committed to reducing the center’s footprint on the environment and is charged with overseeing green projects and initiatives on center. This can mean focusing on keeping a watchful eye on the center to discover new conservation projects that might have been overlooked.</p> <p>The Committee’s day-to-day activities include organizing recycling and energy efficiency projects around the center, planting trees, and educating fellow students about the importance reducing, reusing, and recycling.</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 Penobscot Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>American Red Cross</li> <li>Friends of Fort Knox</li> <li>Maine Youth AAU Basketball</li> <li>Volunteering</li> <li>YMCA of Bangor</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
High school diploma programs
<p>One of our top goals at Penobscot 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 Penobscot can enroll in our GED/high school program.</p> <p>Our diploma program is offered through a partnership with Penn Foster and linkage agreements with local school districts.</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>
<p>Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, reading, writing, 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>
Advanced Career Training
<p>Our Advanced Career Training (ACT) Program is for the college bound student. After the successful completion of your career technical training, you can participate in the ACT program. Students who want to enroll in one of four local colleges must have obtained a GED or high school diploma and will be eligible for an additional year of services at Penobscot Job Corps. ACT students benefit from our continued residential services and will receive assistance selecting the right college, filling out college applications and financial aid forms, and purchasing books.</p> <p>This program is offered through a partnership with Eastern Maine Community College.</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?

Male and female students stay in separate wings of our 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.