Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

4333 Goodfellow Blvdd
St. Louis, MO 63120-1701
United States

Geolocation Field
38.69513, -90.2687073
Phone Number
(314) 679-6200
Fax Number
(314) 383-5717
Location Description

St. Louis Job Corps Center is located on a 17-acre campus in St. Louis, Missouri, on a former military facility just a short drive from the Gateway Arch and St. Louis Union Station. The Center is targeted for significant federal investment, with plans to update and modernize the campus.

Center History

The St. Louis Job Corps Center is located on 17 acres of what was once the Hanley Area of the former St. Louis Ordnance Plant, a munitions plant that had its heyday during WWII.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 288 male students in eight dorms and 152 female students in four dorms. All rooms have a private restroom. Independent-living suites are available to students who qualify. Residential students live with up to three roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

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

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

Director Name
Redford Salmon
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>
<p>The Choir Club promotes teamwork, a sense of community, and has a lot of fun with music at the heart of everything we do. Its goal is to enhance the musical, creative, and expressive qualities of all members so that they can find the music inside them and use their own unique voice to share it with the world. Along the way, we will be learning the basics of musical theory as it relates to choral music and applying them firsthand in rehearsals and performances both in-center and out in the community.</p>
Jazz band
<p>The Jazz Band explores many different styles of jazz including dixieland, bebop, bossa nova, swing, and standards. The students play their instruments, study music theory, and improvise as part of the ensemble.</p>
Peer Mediator Club
<p>The Peer Mediator Club is dedicated to student-to-student problem solving and conflict resolution. Peer mediation is a process by which two or more students involved in a dispute meet in a private, safe, and confidential setting to work out problems with the help of a trained student mediator. All members will be taught different conflict resolution strategies and methods and will share what they've learned in its practice with other members of the club.</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 St. Louis Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>American Red Cross</li> <li>Better Family Life, Inc.</li> <li>Mathews-Dickey Boys &amp; Girls Club</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
High school diploma program
<p>One of our top goals at St. Louis 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 St. Louis can enroll into our GED program.</p> <p>Participation in the GED program requires students to complete preparatory course work and to successfully complete the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE). To qualify for participation in our high school diploma program, students must be between the ages of 16-20 and must have a copy of their high school transcripts. Our high school diploma program is accredited through North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Program AdvancED program</p> <p>Students under 21 years of age may co-enroll in our Normandy Technical High School Program which is a work-based learning program operated under the supervision of the Normandy School District.</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>
<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>Our students may also start their college education via our partnerships with the St. Louis Community Colleges, The University of Missouri at St. Louis, and Harris Stowe University.</p> <p>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.