Center Type
Job Corps Center
Physical Address

1500 University Ave W
Minot, ND 58703-1906
United States

Geolocation Field
48.2454765, -101.3154316
Phone Number
(701) 857-9600
Fax Number
(701) 838-9979
Location Description

Quentin N. Burdick Job Corps Center is located in a residential neighborhood setting in Minot, North Dakota. The 15-acre campus is open, modern, and well taken care of by its students which reflects our "Burdick Pride."

Center History

Quentin N. Burdick Job Corps Center is located on the former site of the John Moses Veterans' Hospital in Minot, North Dakota. The center opened in September 1994 and is named in honor Quentin N. Burdick, a former U.S. senator from the state of North Dakota.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 120 male students and 120 female students in 2 dorms. Residential students live with up to three roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

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

Residential advisers are on-site to help make dorm life safe, clean, and productive for students. Additionally, this center offers residential housing for parents with children. We also serve nonresidential students.

Director Name
George Sabol
Director Email
Director Phone
Director Fax
Child Development Center

Our center offers a Solo Parent Program for single parents and their dependent children. This allows students to participate in Job Corps without having to be separated from their children.

While the parents are in training during the day, the children are cared for in our Child Development Center which is attached to the Solo Parent dormitory. The day care center is staffed by teachers who are trained to work with young children and is operated by ABC Childcare.

Residential Parent/Child Program

Our center offers a Solo Parent Program for single parents and their dependent children. This allows students to participate in Job Corps without having to be separated from their children.

Students in the Solo Parent Program live in their own dormitory with room for 24 parents and up to two children per parent. Children must be between six months and school age to live in this dormitory.

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>
Diversity Club
<p>The Diversity Club's purpose is to promote diversity and equality regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, nationality, or religion. We are committed to achieving this standard among all individuals within the center's community, including teachers, students, staff, and administration. Our goal is to provide a safe environment to have honest and sometimes tough discussions about ethnic, cultural, and societal issues in American society.</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 Quentin N. Burdick Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Community Action</li> <li>Minot Area Homeless Coalition</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Quentin N. Burdick Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her high school diploma or GED prior to leaving the center. Students who don’t already have a diploma upon their arrival at Quentin N. Burdick can enroll in our GED program. Students can also earn their high school diplomas at our center.</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 and reading 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>We are able to offer this program through partnerships with Dakota College at Bottineau and Minot State University.</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?

Students stay in separate male and female dormitories. There are up to four students to 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.