Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

2815 Lillian St
Shreveport, LA 71109-2833
United States

Geolocation Field
32.4914021, -93.7830294
Phone Number
(318) 227-9331
Fax Number
(318) 222-0768
Capacity
285
Location Description

Shreveport Job Corps Center is located in the historical Queensborough neighborhood near Cross Lake in Shreveport, Louisiana. Some students live on campus, while others commute to the center each day.

Center History

The Shreveport Job Corps Center was established in 1979 in Shreveport’s historic Queensborough neighborhood.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 135 male students and 115 female students in three dorms apiece. Independent-living rooms are available to students who qualify. Residential students live with up to five roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

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

An independent living adviser is on-site to help make dorm life safe, clean, and productive for students. We also serve nonresidential students.

Director Name
Curtis Shepard
Director Email
Shepard.Curtis@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>
Drumline Club
<p>The Drumline Club was started to encourage teamwork, an appreciation for percussion, and to add a fun energy to life at Job Corps. If you feel the beat in everything you do, and want to join a team committed to sharing that love of rhythm with the world, this is the club for you. All skill levels are welcome. </p>
Step Team Club
<p>Stepping is a form of percussive dance that draws upon elements of gymnastics, break dance, tap dance, march, and African and Caribbean dance. The dancer’s entire body is used to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken word, and hand claps. The style’s history goes back to military close-order and exhibition drills as well as African foot dances and was popularized by African-American fraternities and sororities during the 20th century. </p> <p>The Step Team at Job Corps is a fun way to exercise, compete, and have fun with other students at the center, and members of the team put on demonstrations and performances at venues both on and off center. Students from all backgrounds and skill levels are invited to join.</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 Shreveport Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Boys &amp; Girls Club</li> <li>Garden Park Nursing and Rehab</li> <li>Habitat for Humanity of Northwest LA</li> <li>Junior Achievement of North LA, Inc.</li> <li>Shreveport Green</li> <li>State Fair of Louisiana</li> <li>The Salvation Army</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
High School Equivalency Program
<p>One of our top goals at Shreveport 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 Shreveport can enroll in our GED/high school program.</p>
Online High School Diploma Program
<p>Our online high school diploma program is a self-paced curriculum that allows students the opportunity to achieve a high school diploma. The program is provided through a partnership with Fair Park High School.</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>
College Program
<p>The College Program is an advanced training program. 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> <p>Our center offers a wide range of advanced diploma, certificate, and associate's degree programs through the following colleges:</p> <ul> <li>Bossier Parish Community College</li> <li>Grambling State University</li> <li>Green Oaks Performing Arts Academy</li> <li>Louisiana Technical College</li> <li>Southern University at Shreveport</li> <li>Virginia College</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 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.