Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

1950 Northern State Rd
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284-9207
United States

Geolocation Field
48.53398, -122.206254
Mailing Address

PO Box 819
Sedro Woolley, WA 98284-0819
United States

Phone Number
(360) 854-3400
Fax Number
(360) 854-2227
Location Description

The Cascades Job Corps College and Career Academy is a smoke-free and drug-free environment located on a 41-acre campus in beautiful Sedro-Woolley, Washington, in the foothills of the Cascade Range, approximately 70 miles north of Seattle.

Center History

Before it was the Cascades Job Corps Center, the site in Sedro-Woolley was The Northern State Hospital, a self-sufficient facility with several production buildings, including a 700-acre farm. It was established in 1909 and shut down in 1973 to be turned into a recreation area by the county.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house up to 510 male and female students in dorms. Residential students live with roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

  • laundry facilities
  • TV lounges
  • wireless internet
Director Name
Kevin Meenaghan
Director Email
Director Phone
Director Extension
Director Fax
Student Programs
Student Government Assocaition
<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>
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, or it can mean taking part in local literacy or hunger efforts. The types of work we do runs the gamut, but it all serves to connect the center with the community and spreading goodwill between the two.</p>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Cascades Job Corps College & Career Academy 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 here are automatically enrolled into our GED/high school program. Students who complete this program's core classes may participate in an online high school diploma program we offer through the Cascades Connections Academy. This program is paid for by the center.</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 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>
College Program
<p>The College Program is an advanced training program we offer through a partnership with Skagit Valley 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>
Who do I have to live with?

Students stay in separate male and female dormitories. 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.