Center Type
Job Corps Center
Physical Address

21 Homer Folks Ave
Oneonta, NY 13820-4717
United States

Geolocation Field
42.4739895, -75.0662305
Phone Number
(607) 433-2111
Fax Number
(607) 431-1518
Capacity
291
Location Description

Oneonta Job Corps Center is located on 34 acres in rural Oneonta, New York, across from State University of New York - Oneonta and just a short drive from Cooperstown, home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Center History

The Oneonta Job Corps Center had its first life in 1932 as the Homer Folks Hospital, a state tuberculosis hospital that was in operation until 1973. It reopened as a Job Corps Center in September of 1980.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 210 male students in four and 160 female students in two dorms. Residential students live with up to five roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

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

Some dorms share community bathrooms, and others have private bathrooms for each room.

Director Name
Chris Kuhn
Director Email
Kuhn.Chris@jobcorps.org
Director Phone
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>
COMMUNITY SERVICE
<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 Oneonta Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>City of Oneonta</li> <li>Habitat for Humanity</li> <li>Opportunities for Otsego</li> <li>Otsego Chamber of Commerce</li> <li>Riverside Elementary</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Oneonta 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 Oneonta are enrolled into our GED program. Students may also participate in an online high school diploma program offered by Penn Foster Career School.</p>
English Language Learning
<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>
Tutoring
<p>Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in health, math, reading, science, 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>
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 six 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.