Center Type
Job Corps Center
Physical Address

31224 Historic Columbia River Hwy
Troutdale, OR 97060-9340
United States

Geolocation Field
45.5166284, -122.3387771
Phone Number
(503) 695-2245
Fax Number
(503) 695-2254
Location Description

Springdale Job Corps Center is located in Troutdale, Oregon, just 30 minutes east of Portland. Students live on a 52-acre, tobacco-free, residential campus. The center has a diverse student population and is nestled among evergreen trees on a plateau above the Sandy River, which flows into the Columbia River.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Springdale Job Corps Center has one dormitory with three separate halls. Our campus' residential living facilities can house 40 male students in two halls and 56 female students in 1 hall. There is also one coed hall. Residential students live with up to three roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

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

We also serve nonresidential students.

Director Name
Naomi Ulsted
Director Email
Director Phone
Director Extension
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>
Archery Club
Billiards Club
<p>Billiards is a great game for developing skills related to focus, strategy, and poise under pressure. It’s also simply a fun game and a great way to make new friends. The Billiards Club is the place to meet pool players of all levels at the center. Beginners are welcome and will receive tips and instruction from more experienced players.</p>
Chess Club
<p>The game of chess develops strategy, anticipation, and awareness skills that can help players in situations far away from the chess board, but the reason we like to play it is simply because it is fun. The Chess Club gives students a chance to play friendly games of chess against their peers in a low-stress environment. All levels are welcome. </p>
Gaming clubs
<p>Our Gaming Clubs provide a venue for students to connect and compete in a variety of interactive board game, RPGs, and other social games, particularly those that develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills. In addition to being a fun way to blow off some steam between studying and classes, they're a great way to meet people who share your interest in gaming. </p>
HEALS initiative
<p>In the past, we have worked under the idea that exercise happens in recreation, nutrition happens in the cafeteria, and health education happens in wellness. It’s time to change that way of thinking. Health happens everywhere—in dorms, in the classroom, even on field trips.</p> <p>The HEALS (Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyles) Committee is made up of students who are dedicated to promoting this idea and to building a culture at the center that embraces wellness, healthy eating, and physical activity in everything we do. This means teaching fellow students new and easy ways to integrate healthy living throughout the day and making healthy eating and exercise a fun part of center culture. </p>
Martial Arts Club
Model-Making Club
<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 Springdale Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Food banks</li> <li>Health care and retirement centers</li> <li>Public libraries</li> <li>Sports centers</li> <li>The Humane Society</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED and High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Springdale Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her GED or high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at Springdale can enroll in our GED program.</p> <p>Springdale Job Corps offers a high school diploma through the Penn Foster online high school curriculum. Both programs meet the requirements of the core competencies being taught throughout the United States.</p>
English Language Learning (ELL) 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>
Driver Education
<p>Driver's Education is available to all students needing their driver's license.</p>
Tutoring and Academic Support
<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>
Who do I have to live with?

Students stay in separate male and female wings of the dormitory. 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.