Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

14175 Mount Charleston St
Reno, NV 89506-1241
United States

Geolocation Field
39.6556022, -119.8783525
Phone Number
(775) 789-1000
Fax Number
(775) 789-1098
Location Description

Located on 46 acres just north of Reno, Nevada, next to the airport and an hour from Lake Tahoe, the Sierra Nevada Job Corps Center has everything a student needs to build a bright future. The center’s Positive Center Culture brings together students and staff, each person an integral part of students' success, safety, and progress.

Center History

The Sierra Nevada Job Corps Center is located on 45 acres north of Reno in facilities that used to be a part of the Stead Air Force Base, which was in operation from 1942-1966.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 249 male students in one dorm and 200 female students in four coed dorms. Honor dorms are available for students who qualify. Residential students live with up to two roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

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

We also serve nonresidential students.

Director Name
Rocky Flanary
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>
Magic Cards
<p>Members of the “Magic: The Gathering” Card Game Club go all in with their powers of concentration, strategy, bluffing, and luck to play Magic with like-minded students.</p>
Music Club
<p>Our musically-inclined students (or those who want to be) are invited to join our center's Music Club. We have a variety of musical instruments club members can choose from, including their voices, and meetings are spent blowing off some steam and having fun with musical expression. All skill levels and musical genres are welcome.</p>
Positive Center Culture Club
Running Club
<p>The Running Club is committed to encouraging running, walking, wheelchair racing, and related activities to educate students and the public to their benefits. Members come from all skill levels, and we put a special emphasis on runners and their safety. Above all, this club is about making running fun and motivating members to push through their goals and set new ones.</p>
Weightlifting Club
<p>The purpose of the Weightlifting Club is to introduce students to the benefits of strength training.</p> <p>The club brings together people of all skill levels who all have an interest in weightlifting and provides an organization where students can meet to lift with each other, push each other to reach their goals, and get advice on how to continue training.</p>
Y2Y Eagles Club
<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 Sierra Nevada Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Adopt-a-Highway</li> <li>Good Shepherd’s Clothes Closet</li> <li>Habitat for Humanity</li> <li>Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful</li> <li>Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission</li> <li>Sierra Safari Zoo</li> <li>SPCA of Northern Nevada</li> <li>Student mentoring program with Desert Heights Elementary School</li> <li>The Food Bank of Northern Nevada</li> <li>United Blood Services</li> <li>Veterans Guest House</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
High school diploma program
<p>One of our top goals at Sierra Nevada Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her high school equivalency (HSE) certificate/high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Our center provides instruction to prepare students for the HiSET examination to obtain a state-issued Certificate of High School Equivalency. (Nevada offers multiple pathways to the HSE Certificate including the HiSET, GED2014, and Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) tests.) Students may also complete a standard Nevada high school diploma through Sierra Nevada High School, the center's fully accredited, state-licensed high school diploma 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 and Academic Support
<p>Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in computer literacy, health, math, reading, science, 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>We are able to offer this program thanks to partnerships with the High Sierra Chefs Association (for a culinary apprenticeship offered through American Culinary Federation), Truckee Meadows Community College, and the University of Nevada–Reno (for flagger training).</p>
Driver Education
<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>
Who do I have to live with?

Students stay in separate male and female dormitories. There are 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.