Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

13421 Coit Rd
Cleveland, OH 44110-2269
United States

Geolocation Field
41.5524699, -81.5869403
Phone Number
(216) 541-2500
Fax Number
(216) 541-7791
Location Description

Cleveland Job Corps Center has been a part of the history of the city of Cleveland, Ohio, for over 40 years. The center's urban campus is situated on a 25-acres in the Collinwood neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio. The historic Collinwood Water Tower is located on campus.

Center History

Cleveland Job Corps Center has been a part of the history of the city of Cleveland, Ohio since 1965. The center's new campus, which opened in Nov. 2007, is situated on 25 acres in the Collinwood neighborhood of Cleveland and has nine buildings.

Prior to 2007, the Cleveland Job Corps Center operated out of the historic Tudor Arms Hotel on Carnegie Avenue, and—while coed today—was one of the first three Job Corps centers for women in the country.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 198 male students and 198 female students in two dorms. An Honors dorm is also available for students who qualify. In all dorms, a private restroom is available for each room. Residential students live with one to three roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

  • laundry facilities
  • TV lounges
  • vending machines

We also serve nonresidential students.

Director Name
William Houston
Director Email
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>
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>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.</p>
Chess Club
<p>The game of chess develops strategy, anticipation, and awareness skills that can help players in situations far away from the chess board, but the reason we like to play it is simply because it is fun. The Chess Club gives students a chance to play friendly games of chess against their peers in a low-stress environment. All levels are welcome. </p>
Modeling Club
<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 Cleveland Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Catholic Charities</li> <li>City Year Cleveland</li> <li>Earth Day, Groundhog Job Shadow Day, and Make A Difference Day through Student Ambassadors</li> <li>Habitat for Humanity</li> <li>HandsOn Northeast Ohio</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Cleveland Job Corps Center is to ensure that every student has the academic qualifications required by employers.</p> <p>Students who don't already have a high school diploma or a GED upon arrival at the center will enroll in one of our academic programs. We offer the National GED program and Penn Foster, which is our online diploma program. The most appropriate selection for the individual student is based on such factors as skill level and learning style.</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>
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 offer this program through a partnership with Cuyahoga Community College.</p>
Driver Education
<p>At Cleveland Job Corps Center, every student is encouraged to obtain a driver's license through our Driver's Education program to enhance their employability. Instruction consists of classroom training, driving practice, and observation. The program is flexible to allow additional hours of instruction or practice to meet individual student needs.</p> <p>Many employers, especially in the construction field, are requiring a driver's license. In addition with dispersed metropolitan areas, public transportation resources may not always be adequate.</p>
Who do I have to live with?

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