Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

19 Job Corps Ave
Bamberg, SC 29003-1606
United States

Geolocation Field
33.2925295, -81.0313542
Mailing Address

PO Box 967
Bamberg, SC 29003-0967
United States

Phone Number
(803) 245-5101
Fax Number
(803) 245-5915
Capacity
203
Location Description

Bamberg Job Corps Center is located in rural Bamberg, South Carolina, on an 11-acre campus about an hour from Columbia.

Center History

In 1979, The Bamberg Job Corps Center was opened on the old Carlisle Military Academy campus. The Carlisle Military School was established in 1892 as a preparatory school for Wofford College, initially called The Carlisle Fitting School and closed in 1977.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 120 male students and 100 female students in dorms in one male dorm and one coeducational dorm. Honor dorms are available for students who qualify. Residential students live with one to three roommates per dorm room and enjoy the following amenities:

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

There is also an on-site independent living adviser to help make dorm life safe, clean, and productive for the students. 

Director Name
Omoniyi Amoran
Director Email
amoran.omoniyi@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>
Gentlemen Club
<p>The Gentlemen 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 Gentlemen Club seeks to foster brotherhood, service, character, heritage, truth, and knowledge in the young men of Job Corps.</p>
Men Against Violence Program (MVP)
ROTC
<p>The center’s ROTC 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 the history and objective of ROTC.</p>
Safety Cadets
<p>As people who live and work at the center every day, our students have special insight into what needs to be done to make the center a safe and healthy working and living environment for students, staff and visitors. That is why their input is so valuable, and it’s why we invite students to join the center’s Safety Cadets.</p> <p>The club is responsible for implementing and monitoring the center’s Safety Program. Typical duties might include: </p> <ul> <li>Work and living space inspections</li> <li>Developing safe work practices across career pathways</li> <li>Facilitating safety training</li> </ul> <p>The Cadets also help promote activities that encourage students to support the center’s safety program.<br> </p>
Step Team
<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 express yourself 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>
Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE)
Women of Today for Leaders of Tomorrow
<p>At Women of Today for Leaders of Tomorrow, 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>
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 Bamberg Job Corps, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>American Red Cross</li> <li>Bamberg County Low Country Healthy Start Program</li> <li>Bamberg County United Way</li> <li>Cheese and Cracker Clothing Closet</li> <li>MAMAS Animal Shelter</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Bamberg 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 Bamberg can enroll in our GED/high school program.</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>For this program, Bamberg Job Corps partners with Denmark Technical College and Vorhees College</p>
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>
Tutors and academic support
<p>Tutoring programs are available for math, reading, social studies, and writing where students are tutored 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>
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 two 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.