Center Type
Job Corps Center
Physical Address

3485 E Hills Dr
San Jose, CA 95127-2922
United States

Geolocation Field
37.3668078, -121.8199345
Phone Number
(408) 254-5627
Fax Number
(408) 254-5663
Location Description

San Jose Job Corps Center is located on a 10-acre campus in the eastern foothills of San Jose, California. The campus is highly rated for safety and environmental impact.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 172 male students in four dorms and 183 female students in three dorms. Residential students live with up to three roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

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

We also serve nonresidential students.

Director Name
Leslie Gilroy
Director Email
Director Phone
Director Extension
Director Fax
Child Development Center

Children of eligible non-residential students may receive free developmental day care at our on-campus Child Development Center. Child care is provided by a partnership between our center and Head Start. This partnership also eases our graduates' transition into the workforce. Graduates can retain Head Start childcare for up to two years after completing the Job Corps program.

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>
Poetry Club
<p>Poets are artists who paint and sculpt with their words. They can use their language to convey ideas, emotions, and concepts in a way that reach a listener’s heart as well as their head.</p> <p>At Poetry Club, we think everyone has a poet inside them with something to say, and we bring students together to discover their own unique voice. Along the way, members will pick up some important public speaking and literacy skills. Most importantly, the club is about having fun with other students and learning new ways to express and inspire with words.</p>
Sewing Club
<p>Whether you’re a veteran with a needle and thread at or are just getting started, our Sewing Club is sure to keep you in stitches. Meeting up with fellow sewing enthusiasts is a great way to learn and share techniques, craft a new article of clothing (or fix an old one up), and simply have fun with new friends.</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 San Jose Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>American Red Cross</li> <li>Global Youth Service Day</li> <li>Milpitas Food Pantry</li> <li>Neighborhood Cleanup Project</li> <li>Relay for Life, American Cancer Society</li> <li>San Jose’s Adopt-a-Park Mount Pleasant Park</li> <li>San Jose’s Adopt-a-Street East Hills Drive</li> <li>The Great American Litter Pickup</li> <li>The Martin Luther King Jr. Stop the Violence Project</li> <li>Unity Day with the Sheriff’s Office</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
HSE/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at San Jose Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her HSE (High School Equivalency)/high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at the San Jose Job Corps Center can enroll in our HSE program. Students in the HSE program are taught by Job Corps instructors, This program prepares students for the HSE test administered by test centers under the umbrella of the Santa Clara County Office of Education.</p> <p>Students may also enroll in charter high school classes taught by the School for Integrated Academics and Technologies (SIATech) and New Learning Resources Online (NLRO). These high schools award diplomas to students who meet the standards of competency set by the State of California.</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 with the California Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) test to determine their language proficiency levels.</p>
Tutoring and Academic Support
<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>
<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 thanks to partnerships with the following educational institutions:</p> <ul> <li>De Anza College</li> <li>Evergreen Valley College</li> <li>Mission College</li> <li>San Jose City College</li> <li>San Jose State University</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 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.