Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

1000 Curtis Price Way
Charleston, WV 25311-1800
United States

Geolocation Field
38.3361195, -81.5795727
Phone Number
(304) 925-3200
Fax Number
(304) 925-7127
Location Description

Charleston Job Corps Center is located on 11 acres on the southern end of historic Charleston, West Virginia, just a short drive from the state capital.

Center History

Charleston Job Corps Center opened in June 1965 as an all-female center at the old Kanawha Hotel on Summers Street in Charleston, West Virginia. In 1976, the center became a coeducational facility, and in 1997, it moved to a mountaintop campus overlooking the city of Charleston.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 166 male students and 166 female students in four dorms. Every room comes with a private bathroom. Residential students live with up to three roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

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

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

Director Name
Willie Brown
Director Email
Director Phone
Director Extension
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>
Junior Civitan
<p>As the youth arm of Civitan International, a volunteer service organization, Junior Civitan exists to give members the opportunity for leadership training, personal growth, and fun group activities, all while improving schools and communities through community service. Clubs are usually organized at schools, under the supervision of a faculty advisor. They are governed by officers elected by the membership.</p>
Modern Man
<p>The Modern Man’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 Modern Man seeks to foster brotherhood, service, character, heritage, truth, and knowledge in the young men of Job Corps.</p>
<p>The mission of the Photography club is to foster a community of diverse and passionate photographers at the Job Corps Center. Club meetings are devoted to promoting creative expression through photography, sharing and critiquing the photographs of other members, learning new methods, and spreading the love of photography across the Job Corps Center and local community. The club is open to photographers of all skill levels and styles with any camera type. Bring your camera and come share and learn with fellow photography enthusiasts.</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 Charleston Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Boys &amp; Girls Clubs</li> <li>Habitat for Humanity</li> <li>Salvation Army</li> <li>Susan G. Komen events</li> <li>YWCA</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
High School Equivalency
<p>One of our top goals at Charleston Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her high school equivalency prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at Charleston are automatically enrolled into our high school equivalency program. Students who complete this program's core classes may participate in an online high school equivalency program which 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 in math, 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>
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. 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>We are offering this program through partnerships with BridgeValley Community Technical College and West Virginia State University.</p>
Who do I have to live with?

Students stay in separate male and female dormitories. There are 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.