Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

98 Schenck Dr
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768-9718
United States

Geolocation Field
35.2772011, -82.7186783
Phone Number
(828) 862-6100
Fax Number
(828) 877-3028
Capacity
224
Location Description

The Schenck Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center is located on 30 acres at the edge of the woods of western North Carolina’s tranquil Nantahala National Forest, a perfect place for a student to reflect and focus on building a future for themselves.

Center History

Schenck Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center was activated May 18, 1965, and today it continues its proud tradition of preparing students for successful careers by blending academics and vocational training. It is located in the Pisgah National Forest near the site of the first forestry school in the United States, founded by Carl A. Schenck.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 163 male students in two dorms and 56 female students in one dorm with up to four students per room. Residential students enjoy the following amenities:

  • laundry facilities
  • TV lounges
  • vending machines
  • computer labs

Bathrooms and showers are communal. There is also an on-site independent living adviser to help make dorm life safe, clean, and productive for the students. We also serve nonresidential students.

Director Name
Tammy Wentland
Director Email
twentland@fs.fed.us
Director Phone
Director Extension
X101
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>
Education Elite
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 Schenck Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Animal shelter</li> <li>Blood drives</li> <li>Bread of Life of Transylvania County</li> <li>Forest Service trail maintenance</li> <li>Haven Homeless Shelter</li> <li>Safe Women’s Shelter</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Schenck 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 Schenck are automatically enrolled in our GED program. Students who complete this program's core classes may participate in an online high school diploma program which is paid for by the center.</p>
High School Diploma Program
<p>Through partnerships with James Madison High School, Blue Ridge Community College, and Pearson VUE GED, Schenck Job Corps Center offers a hybrid online and textbook program designed to guide students through the requirements necessary to earn a high school diploma. Upon completion of the program requirements, students will earn a high school diploma.</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 and Academic Support
<p>Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, reading, social studies, writing, and TABE preparation 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>The College Program is an advanced training program we offer through a partnership with Blue Ridge 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>
Who do I have to live with?

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