Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

3300 Fort Meade Rd
Laurel, MD 20724-2002
United States

Geolocation Field
39.0918324, -76.7791062
Phone Number
(301) 362-6000
Fax Number
(301) 362-6052
Off-Site Training
Location Description

The Woodland Job Corps Center is located in Laurel, Maryland, just a short drive from downtown Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The center features wonderful landscaping and a college setting on 33 acres.

Center History

The Woodland Job Corps Center was established in 1978 on the property formerly known as the Maple Glen School, a minimum security juvenile detention center founded in 1954 for boys from the District of Columbia. The Maple Glen School closed in 1977.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 168 male students and 132 female students in eight dorms. Each room has a private bathroom. Residential students live with three roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

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

Independent living advisers are on-site to help make dorm life safe, clean, and productive for students.

Director Name
Tanisha Nixon
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>
Academic Olympics
<p>The Academic Olympics Club is a college-bowl type competition between teams of students competing to answer a variety of questions based on an array of topics. It provides students the opportunity to participate in a competitive team effort comparable to the experience of students who take part in sports activities.</p>
As Iron Sharpens Men’s Club
<p>The As Iron Sharpens Men’s Club’s mission is to attract, recognize, reward, and advance student success by teaching leadership concepts to the young men of Job Corps. The organization promotes intellectual growth, cultural enrichment, and social development as values to be upheld. Along the way, members will learn team-building concepts, critical goal-setting skills, and proper etiquette in the business arena, and will put these concepts into practice through community service projects. The As Iron Sharpens Men’s Club seeks to foster brotherhood, service, character, heritage, truth, and knowledge in the young men of Job Corps.</p>
Chess Club
<p>The game of chess develops strategy, anticipation, and awareness skills that can help players in situations far away from the chess board, but the reason we like to play it is simply because it is fun. The Chess Club gives students a chance to play friendly games of chess against their peers in a low-stress environment. All levels are welcome. </p>
Choir Club
<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>
Debate Team
<p>The Debate Club’s mission is about providing instruction and practice in the art of public speaking, with an emphasis on debate. Students train in the Lincoln-Douglas debate style, public forum debates, extemporaneous speaking, and other forms of public rhetoric. Most meetings focus on debating current political and ethical issues in a respectful and edifying way. Members practice case-writing, rebuttals, cross-examination skills, analytical thinking, and political and moral philosophy. </p> <p>It’s a fun way to make new friends and develop critical-thinking and communication skills. </p>
Diamonds and Pearls Women’s Club
<p>At the Diamonds and Pearls Women’s Club, we strive to increase the visibility of women in leadership both inside the Job Corps Center and in the community at large, as well as grow the confidence and voice of women on campus. We focus our attention on leadership, diversity, mentorship, and service. Members will learn team-building, goal-setting skills, and how to navigate the business arena, and will put these concepts into practice through community service. Membership is open to any women who strive to be leaders.</p>
Gaming Club
<p>Gaming Club provides a venue for students to connect and compete in a variety of interactive board game, RPGs, and other social games, particularly those that develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills. In addition to being a fun way to blow off some steam between studying and classes, it’s a great way to meet people who share your interest in gaming. </p>
Puzzle Club
<p>This club will meet to make puzzles, discuss strategies & tactics, and make new friends. All kinds of puzzle games are welcome and will be explored. </p>
Science Club
<p>The Science Club offers students hands-on experience with science by conducting fun and engaging scientific investigations. Students can explore their own interests and expand their knowledge with group or solo activities.</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 Woodland Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Boys &amp; Girls Clubs</li> <li>Soup kitchens</li> <li>United Way</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Woodland 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 Woodland are automatically enrolled into our GED/high school program. Students who complete this program's core classes may participate in our 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>
<p>Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, reading, social studies, 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 we offer through a partnership with Anne Arundel 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.