Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

9 Vandever Ave
Wilmington, DE 19802-4219
United States

Geolocation Field
39.7519436, -75.5396318
Phone Number
(302) 575-1710
Fax Number
(302) 575-1713
Location Description

The Wilmington Job Corps Center is located in Wilmington, Delaware, right across the river from downtown, just a short drive from the Historic Greater Brandywine Village Schoolhouse. The center is housed in one building on a nonresidential campus.

Center History

After 15 years of effort, Delaware lawmakers were finally able to secure a Job Corps Center in the state, and in January of 2004, the Wilmington Job Corps Center opened its doors to its first students. The $7 million center is located on the site of the old Wiltex Building, also called Eagle Mills. While most of the building was demolished to make way for the modern campus, the textile mill’s historic smokestack was preserved and still stands on the site today, one of the tallest structures in that part of the city.

Director Name
Eva Howell
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>
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>
Creative Writing Club
<p>The Creative Writing Club is open to all students interested in writing poetry, short stories, novels, plays, song lyrics, graphic novels, and any other literary genre. The goal of the club is to provide a positive and supportive environment for aspiring student writers to grow. The club will also show students how to harness their innate creativity effectively with a variety of contests, workshops, and exercises. Finally, the club is just a great place to connect with students who share your passion to create. </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 Wilmington job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Habitat For Humanity</li> <li>Elwyn Delaware</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Wilmington 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 Wilmington can enroll in our GED program.</p> <p>Students may also participate in our online high school diploma program offered through Penn Foster. To earn a high school diploma, students must earn 21 credits and pass a comprehensive final exam.</p>
<p>Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, reading, 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>
College Program
<p>Our College Program is an advanced training program offered through our partnership with Delaware Technical &amp; Community College. Students in this program can earn college credits for certifications gained at our center.</p> <p>Benefits of the College Program include:</p> <ul> <li>Tuition assistance and financial aid</li> <li>Paid fees, books, and supplies</li> <li>Academic advisement and tutoring assistance</li> </ul> <p>To qualify for this program, a student must have a high school diploma or GED, have successfully completed Office Administration, Culinary Arts, or Facilities Maintenance career training at our center, and pass an admissions test.<br> </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>
Read 180 Program
<p>Students needing to increase their literacy skills can enter our Read 180 program. The Read 180 program offers interactive lesson plans, computer programs, and small learning groups to improve students' reading skills.</p>
Driver Education
<p>Driver's Education is available to all students needing their driver's license.</p>