Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

2810 S 20th St Bldg 12
Philadelphia, PA 19145-5001
United States

Geolocation Field
39.9163223, -75.1823081
Phone Number
(267) 386-2888
Fax Number
(215) 334-3675
Location Description

The Philadelphia Job Corps Center is a non-residential center in the heart of South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, just a short drive from the Philadelphia Sports Complex. The center is housed in one newly remodeled building located on the former U.S. Army Quarter Master's base. The training facility contains state of the art equipment and training materials needed for the delivery of a health services education.

Center History

The Philadelphia Job Corps Center is in the former Philadelphia Quartermaster Depot. Many of the buildings were built between 1939 and 1942 but were remodeled when taken over by the Job Corps program. In 1988, the Philadelphia Job Corps Center opened as one of the first non-residential centers in the country.

Director Name
Matthew Waltman
Director Email
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>
Youth 2 Youth: Partners 4 Peace
<p>Youth 2 Youth: Partners 4 Peace’s mission is to address what students can do about violence on their campuses and in their communities. By talking about violence and aggression and learning about how their peers have been affected by youth violence, members of this group are empowering one another to make a difference. And, most importantly, they are suggesting solutions.</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 Philadelphia Job Corps Life Science Institute, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM)</li> <li>Red Cross</li> <li>Ronald McDonald House</li> <li>Salvation Army</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Philadelphia Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her GED/high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who do not have a high school diploma upon their arrival can enroll in our GED/high school program.</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>
<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>
The ACT Program
<p>The ACT Program is an advanced training program we offer through partnerships with Community College of Philadelphia and Delaware County 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 students needing their driver's license.</p>