Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

37573 Old Highway 30
Astoria, OR 97103-7200
United States

Geolocation Field
46.2014731, -123.7657285
Phone Number
(503) 325-2131
Fax Number
(503) 325-5375
Location Description

Located in Astoria on the forested northern tip of Oregon at the mouth of the Columbia river, The Tongue Point Job Corps Center opened in 1965 and has since been one of the most sought-after centers in the country. Students train on a 64-acre, tobacco-free campus in the oldest U.S. settlement west of the Rocky Mountains.

Center History

Tongue Point Job Corps Center is located on the former site of the Tongue Point Naval Air Station built in 1939. The center opened in 1965, one of the first Job Corps centers in the nation.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 270 male students and 255 female students in dorms. Residential students live with up to three roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

  • laundry facilities
  • kitchens with stoves
  • microwaves
  • refrigerators
  • TV lounges
  • vending machines
  • bathrooms and showers
Director Name
Kim Shillinger
Director Email
Director Phone
Director Extension
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>
Current Events Discussion Club
Healthy Living Club
<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 Healthy Living Club 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>
Photography Club
<p>The mission of the Photography club is to foster a community of diverse and passionate photographers at the Job Corps Center. Club meetings are devoted to promoting creative expression through photography, sharing and critiquing the photographs of other members, learning new methods, and spreading the love of photography across the Job Corps Center and local community. The club is open to photographers of all skill levels and styles with any camera type. Bring your camera and come share and learn with fellow photography enthusiasts.</p>
PRISM Diversity Group
<p>The PRISM Diversity Group'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>
Radio Reporting Opportunities
Survival Cooking Club
<body> <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 Tongue Point Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Astoria Parks Department</li> <li>Astoria Senior Center</li> <li>North Coast Land Conservancy</li> <li>Oregon SOLVE beach cleanups</li> <li>Red Cross blood drives</li> <li>Victory Over Child Abuse camp</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Tongue Point Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains their GED or high school diploma prior to leaving the center. When students arrive at our center, we order official transcripts from their hometown high schools, assess their reading and math skills, and create an individualized plan for earning a GED or a diploma.</p> <p>We provide full preparation for the state GED exams, which our students take at nearby Clatsop Community College. The five GED exams include Writing Skills, Social Studies, Science, Interpreting Literature and the Arts, and Math. We help also help student master study skills and test-taking strategies. GED students with high scores also earn credit waivers toward their high school diplomas.</p> <p>Students have the opportunity to earn their high school diplomas at our Tongue Point High School. It is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and is registered as an alternative school through our local school district. To receive a high school diploma, students must meet academic requirements and complete a career technical training program.</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. Our center maintains an important linkage with nearby Clatsop Community College for free after-hours ELL classes and support for our on-center ELL tutoring program.</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>
Advanced Career Training (ACT) Program
<p>We offer Advanced Career Training (ACT) through a full-time college program at Clatsop Community College. 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>
Driver Education
<p>Driver's Education is available to all our students. We have two full-time driver training instructors to help students earn their driver's licenses. Since Tongue Point Job Corps Center is near a state line, we can assist students in obtaining either an Oregon or Washington 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.