Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

4401 Glynco Pkwy
Brunswick, GA 31525-6853
United States

Geolocation Field
31.2579123, -81.4532395
Phone Number
(912) 264-8843
Fax Number
(912) 267-7192
Off-Site Training
Capacity
315
Location Description

Brunswick Job Corps Center is located on 39.5 acres near the coast of southern Georgia, about an hour’s drive from Jacksonville, Florida. The center is near the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 256 male students and 144 female students in dorms. Residential students live with three to eleven roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

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

In the male dorms, the bathrooms are communal, and in the female dorms, the bathrooms are private.

Director Name
Mel Gaines
Director Email
Gaines.Mel@jobcorps.org
Director Phone
Director Fax
Student Programs
Student Government Assocation
<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>
Back to Basics of Math
Book Club
<p>A good book not only gets you caught up in its story but takes you to places you have never been and introduces you to characters with backgrounds and views that are different from your own. By experiencing these new places, events, and characters, the reader's perspectives expand, their understanding of the world grows, and they become wiser and better people as a result. </p> <p>Reading is an important life skill, but it's also simply fun, even more so if your friends are reading the same book. In this spirit, our Book Club brings students from different backgrounds together to discuss deeper topics and grow their friendships through a similar interest: reading.<br> </p>
Cheer, Step, and Dance
<p>If you’ve got rhythm in your bones and have to share it with the world, our Cheer, Step, and Dance Club is for you. It’s a where dancers of all skill levels and backgrounds can come together to experience the joy of dance in all its forms and make some new friends along the way.</p>
Choir
<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>
Men of Respect
<p>Men of Respect’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. Men of Respect seeks to foster brotherhood, service, character, heritage, truth, and knowledge in the young men of Job Corps.</p>
Poetry Club
<p>Poets are artists who paint and sculpt with their words. They can use their language to convey ideas, emotions, and concepts in a way that reach a listener’s heart as well as their head.</p> <p>At Poetry Club, we think everyone has a poet inside them with something to say, and we bring students together to discover their own unique voice. Along the way, members will pick up some important public speaking and literacy skills. Most importantly, the club is about having fun with other students and learning new ways to express and inspire with words.</p>
Women Inspiring Strength and Excellence (WISE)
<p>Women Inspiring Strength and Empowerment (WISE Club) 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, Club WISE encourages young women to look within and become their best selves.</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 Brunswick Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Habitat for Humanity</li> <li>Keep Brunswick–Golden Isles Beautiful</li> <li>Red Cross</li> <li>Safe Harbor</li> <li>Salvation Army</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Brunswick 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 Brunswick are automatically enrolled into our GED/high school program. Students who complete this program's core classes may participate in our online high school diploma program which is paid for by the center.</p>
Georgia High School Graduation Test
<p>Through an agreement between Brunswick Job Corps and the local public school system, students previously enrolled in high school who did not pass any portion of the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) can retake it at a local high school or at our center.</p> <p>To retake the GHSGT, students are required to be making satisfactory progress towards a GED/high school diploma at our center. Test scores will be mailed to the student's original high school.</p>
English Language Learning (ELL) 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 for math, reading, and social studies 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>
Advanced Career Training
<p>Advanced Career Training (ACT) is an advanced college-level program available at the College of Coastal Georgia. Students in ACT get benefit of continuing to live on campus while taking courses for a college degree. </p> <p>To qualify for the ACT program, a student must have:</p> <ul> <li>A high school diploma or GED</li> <li>Completed at least one level of career technical training</li> <li>Recommendations from career technical training instructors and center staff</li> <li>No major disciplinary issues within 60 days of applying</li> <li>Above average evaluation scores</li> </ul> <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 two or three 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.