Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

760, Belt Rd, Aguadilla Pueblo
Aguadilla, PR 00603
United States

Geolocation Field
18.4994046, -67.1393626
Mailing Address

PO Box 250463
Aguadilla, PR 00604-0463
United States

Phone Number
(787) 890-2030
Fax Number
(787) 890-4749
Capacity
264
Location Description

Ramey Job Corps Center is located in Aguadilla, a short drive from the University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla. The center is located on an old military base in an urban area. It is divided into the main campus and a satellite location nearby.

Center History

For 37 years from 1936-1973, the Ramey Job Corps location belonged to the “Old Ramey Base.” U.S. Army Air Corps officials had requested an air base at “Punta Borinquen” in Aguadilla because it was determined through studies and discussions to be the best spot for an air base of the U.S. national defense. Soon after the military vacated, the old on-base high school was turned into the Ramey Job Corps Center.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 120 male students and 70 female students in 2 dorms. Residential students live with up to two roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

  • laundry facilities
  • TV lounges
  • vending machines
  • book and magazine stations
  • bathrooms and showers

We also serve nonresidential students.

Director Name
Osvaldo Ubiña
Director Email
cd.ramey@jobcorps.org
Director Phone
Director Extension
X6506
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>
Art Club
<p>If you’re arty (or want to be), this is the club for you. Our Art Club teaches students helpful artistic techniques, and is a great way for creative students to express themselves, as well as create a few keepsakes to remember their time at Job Corps.</p>
Drama Club
<p>Students who join the center’s Drama Club will be introduced to the different aspects of the theater and performance including acting, directing, improv, writing, play production, stage work, and much more. The club will emphasize creative thinking skills and teamwork and will provide students with enriched learning experiences in the performing arts. Along the way, members will develop poise, social skills, and confidence.</p> <p>All skill levels are welcome, from seasoned veterans of the theater to curious beginners.</p>
Equal Employment Opportunity Committee
Promotores de Paz (Peace Agents)
Recycling Student Committee
<p>Our Recycling Student Committee is committed to reducing the center’s footprint on the environment and is charged with overseeing green projects and initiatives on center. This can mean focusing on keeping a watchful eye on the center to discover new conservation projects that might have been overlooked.</p> <p>The Committee’s day-to-day activities include organizing recycling and energy efficiency projects around the center, planting trees, and educating fellow students about the importance reducing, reusing, and recycling.</p>
Safety Committees
<p>As people who live and work at the center every day, our students have special insight into what needs to be done to make the center a safe and healthy working and living environment for students, staff, and visitors. That is why their input is so valuable, and it’s why we invite students to join the center’s Safety Committee.</p> <p>The committee is responsible for implementing and monitoring the center’s Safety Program.</p> Typical duties might include: • Work and living space inspections • Developing safe work practices across career pathways • Facilitating safety training The Committee also can help promote other activities that encourage students to support the center’s safety program.
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.</p>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma Program
<p>One of our top goals at Ramey 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 Ramey are automatically enrolled in our GED/high school diploma program. Students who complete the basic classes of this program can participate in online classes that are paid for by the center.</p> <p>Students are required to meet the requirements of the Department of Education of Puerto Rico to earn their diplomas.</p>
Tutoring
<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>
Short Courses
<p>During his/her first 60 days on center, each student is required to take the following short courses:</p> <ul> <li>Information Technology</li> <li>World of Work</li> <li>Health and Wellness</li> <li>Cultural Diversity</li> <li>Civic Education</li> <li>Driver's Education</li> </ul>
Advanced Career Training (ACT) Program
<p>Our Advanced Career Training (ACT) program is a privilege for our most dedicated students. Admittance to the ACT Program is limited. Its prerequisites include:</p> <p>Interested students must have completed a career technical training program at our center and meet the educational requirements of the university, college, or accredited institution. Eligible candidates can continue training as students of Ramey Job Corps. They will need to abide by the regulations and standards of the Job Corps program while they attend college. Interested students must have completed the Advanced Leadership course offered by our center.</p> <p>Students in the ACT Program receive the same services that college students do. Students can continue attending college for a maximum of two years (with an extension of one year with the approval of the Boston Regional Office of Job Corps.)</p> <p>Students in the ACT Program also receive opportunities to continue participating in center activities.</p> <p>Other benefits of the ACT Program are:</p> <ul> <li>Scholarships</li> <li>Federal Pell Grant and other financial aid through the college or accredited institution if you qualify</li> <li>Purchase agreements with area bookstores and the accredited institution for course-required books</li> <li>Purchase of course-required uniforms</li> <li>Payment of obligatory fees of the college or accredited institution</li> <li>Study materials</li> <li>Educational passes with pay</li> <li>Continued pay from Job Corps</li> <li>Transportation</li> </ul> <p>This program is offered through partnerships with Inter American University – Aguadilla and The University of Puerto Rico – Aguadilla</p>
English Language Learning Program
<p>The English Language Learning program is for students whose primary language is not English. The ELL program helps students develop their skills in reading, writing, and speaking English as a second language. There are three levels to the ELL program: basic, intermediate, and advanced.</p>
Driver Education
<p>Driver's Education is available to all students needing their driver's license.</p>
Special Education Program
<p>Ramey Job Corps offers Reasonable Accommodation services to students in our Special Education Program. These services are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM. We also have an extended schedule so that these students can reinforce their academic skills. This service is available from 3:30 to 5:00 PM.</p>
Who do I have to live with?

Students stay in separate male and female dormitories. There are up to three 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.