Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

3201 Ridgecrest Dr
Nampa, ID 83687-8399
United States

Geolocation Field
43.604536, -116.5285361
Phone Number
(208) 442-4500
Fax Number
(208) 442-4506
Capacity
262
Location Description

Centennial Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center is located on a hilltop in Nampa, Idaho, just 20 miles from Boise. The 25-acre campus features exceptional recreational facilities and programs. Centennial has something for everyone.

Center History

The Centennial Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center opened in Nampa, Idaho, in October of 1997 as a replacement for the nearby Marsing Job Corps Center.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 208 male students in three dorms and 82 female students in one dorm. Leader rooms are available for students who qualify. Residential students live with up to four roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

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

We also serve nonresidential students.

Director Name
Michelle Woods
Director Email
woods.michelle@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>ou complete three weeks of leadership training, you can apply for SGA membership.
HEALS Club (Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyles)
<p>In the past, we have worked under the idea that exercise happens in recreation, nutrition happens in the cafeteria, and health education happens in wellness. It’s time to change that way of thinking. Health happens everywhere—in dorms, in the classroom, even on field trips.</p> <p>The HEALS Committee is made up of students who are dedicated to promoting this idea and to building a culture at the center that embraces wellness, healthy eating, and physical activity in everything we do. This means teaching fellow students new and easy ways to integrate healthy living throughout the day and making healthy eating and exercise a fun part of center culture. </p>
Image Choice Club
Music Club
<p>Our musically-inclined students (or those who want to be musically-inclined) are invited to join our center's Music Club. We have a variety of musical instruments club members can choose from, including their voices, and meetings are spent blowing off some steam and having fun with musical expression. All skill levels and musical genres are welcome.</p>
Theater Arts Club
<p>Students who join the center’s Theater Arts Club will be introduced to the different aspects of the theater and performance including acting, directing, improv, writing, play production, stage work, and much more. The club will emphasize creative thinking skills and teamwork and will provide students with enriched learning experiences in the performing arts. Along the way, members will develop poise, social skills, and confidence. </p> <p>All skill levels are welcome, from seasoned veterans of the theater to curious beginners.</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 Centennial Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Brush Up Nampa</li> <li>Optimist Football</li> <li>Race to Robie Creek</li> <li>Rake Up Nampa</li> <li>Special Olympics</li> <li>Zeitgeist Half Marathon</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Centennial 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 Centennial can enroll our GED program.</p> <p>Students can also earn their high school diplomas through our partnership with James Madison High School. A student's transcripts from their previous high school will determine placement in these programs.</p>
Tutoring
<p>Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, natural sciences, reading, social studies, and 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>
HIGHER EDUCATION partner
<p>The College Program is an advanced training program we offer through a partnership with College of Western Idaho. 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 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>
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 five 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.