Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

132 Job Corps Rd
Pine Knot, KY 42635
United States

Geolocation Field
36.6733638, -84.4450941
Mailing Address

PO Box 1990
Pine Knot, KY 42635-1990
United States

Phone Number
(606) 354-2176
Fax Number
(606) 354-2170
Capacity
175
Location Description

The Pine Knot Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center is located in the heart of the Daniel Boone National Forest in southern Kentucky. The center sits on 75 acres just outside Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in an idyllic, rural setting.

Center History

Pine Knot Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center started out as a Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp in the 1930s. The CCC program ended in the early 1940s at the outset of WWII, and the camp closed. The site reopened when it became a Job Corps center in 1965.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 160 male students in three dorms and 32 female students in one dorm. Residential students live with up to three roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

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

Independent living advisers are on-site to help make dorm life safe, clean, and productive for students.

Director Name
Brandon Pfeilmeier
Director Email
brpfeilmeier@fs.fed.us
Director Phone
Director Extension
X4203
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 Pine Knot Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Habitat for Humanity</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Pine Knot 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 Pine Knot 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>
Tutoring
<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>
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 four students to 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.