Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

2000 Schilling Ave
Albany, GA 31705-1524
United States

Geolocation Field
31.6028402, -84.1005624
Phone Number
(229) 883-8500
Fax Number
(229) 434-0383
Location Description

The Turner Job Corps Center has been empowering young people since 1978 and is the fourth largest Job Corps center nationwide. The self-contained campus is located on a 128-acre campus and is just a short drive from downtown Albany, Georgia.

Center History

The Turner Job Corps Center started out as the Turner Air Force Base, a training center for air crews. In 1967, the base was turned over to the Navy, which closed it in 1974. After a brief stint as a civilian general aviation airport and a tenant Georgia Army National Guard aviation unit, the base became the site of the Job Corps Center in 1978.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 490 male students in three dorms and 390 female students in three dorms. There is one co-ed dorm with separate wings for male and female students. An honor dorm is available for students who qualify. Residential students live with up to three roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

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

Additionally, the center offers residential housing for parents with children. We also serve nonresidential students.

Director Name
Rose Cook
Director Email
Director Phone
Director Extension
Director Fax
Child Development Center

Our Residential Parent Program allows students to participate in Job Corps without having to be separated from their children.

While parents attend classes, their children attend the Head Start program located across from the Residential Parent Dormitory.

Residential Parent/Child Program

Our Residential Parent Program allows students to participate in Job Corps without having to be separated from their children.

The Residential Parent Dorm consists of 40 apartments: 32 apartments that accommodate a parent and one child and eight apartments that accommodate a parent and two children. There is a lounge, movie room, fitness room, playground, children's playroom, and laundry facilities. Parents can participate in weekly nutrition and parenting classes.

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>
Anime Drawing Club
<p>The Anime Club meets regularly to discuss, show, and promote anime as well as broaden Japanese cultural understanding. Any Anime fan is welcome to join. Our activities range from viewing and discussing Anime, playing games, or doing Anime-related art. From classics of the medium to the latest titles from Japan, whatever interests you about Anime and Manga is welcome here.</p>
The Endowment
Ladies of Excellence
<p>The Ladies of Excellence provides young women with a structured and supportive space to learn about healthy femininity and redefine what it means to be a strong woman. Challenging the images and dominant stories they see in the media, their communities, and across the globe, Ladies of Excellence encourages young women to look within and become their best selves.</p>
Military Readiness Program
<p>The center’s Military Readiness Program prepares students for leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. The ROTC's mission is to motivate young people to be better citizens. The program promotes graduation from high school and provides instructional opportunities which benefit the student, community, and nation. </p> <p>Students who join the program will study leadership theory and application, the foundation for success, communication skills, citizenship, military customs and courtesies, physical training, drill, map reading, and military history.</p>
Recreation Aide Committee
<p>Student input is a critical part of our recreation program. Each dorm has aides on the Recreation Committee where students are encouraged to submit ideas for new and different activities.</p>
Student Human Resource Office Committee
<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 Turner Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Chamber of Commerce</li> <li>Dougherty County Elementary Schools</li> <li>Keep Albany–Dougherty Beautiful</li> <li>Liberty House Domestic Violence Shelter</li> <li>Snickers Marathon</li> <li>Stash the Trash</li> <li>Turner Elementary School</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Turner 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 Turner can enroll in our GED program. Coursework in the GED program is self-paced and covers the following subjects: math, language arts, reading, science, social studies, and writing.</p> <p>Students can also participate in the New Summit High School diploma program which offers two types of diplomas: a college track and a technical track diploma. To qualify for this program, students must have at least 18 credits on their most recent high school transcript and meet testing requirements.</p>
Tutoring and Academic Support
<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>
The Advanced Career Training (ACT) Program
<p>The Advanced Career Training (ACT) program allows our students to continue their education at Albany Technical College, Darton College, or Albany State University. 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>
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>
Driver Education
<p>Driver's Education is available to all students needing a driver's license. This program includes 30 hours of classroom instruction and six hours of training behind the wheel.</p>
Who do I have to live with?

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