Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

9368 NY-97
Callicoon, NY 12723
United States

Geolocation Field
41.7701705, -75.0578802
Mailing Address

PO Box 846
Callicoon, NY 12723-0846
United States

Phone Number
(845) 887-5400
Fax Number
(845) 887-4762
Capacity
315
Location Description

Delaware Valley Job Corps Center is located on a 25-acre campus in rural Callicoon, N.Y., in the heart of the Catskill Mountains. The center overlooks the Delaware River. The campus provides a tranquil setting for students to prepare for their futures.

Center History

Delaware Valley Job Corps Center is located on the former site of St. Joseph's Seraphic Seminary which was built in 1909. The center first opened its doors in 1979. Since then, it has helped many young people get on the path to success.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 158 male students in five dorms with communal bathrooms and 157 female students in another five dorms with private bathrooms. Residential students live with up to six roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

  • laundry facilities
  • TV lounges
  • vending machines
  • microwaves
Director Name
Peter LaFleur
Director Email
lafleur.peter@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>
Arts and Crafts Club
<b>If you’re crafty (or want to be), this is the club for you. Our Arts and Crafts Club teaches students techniques on how to use inexpensive materials to make eye-catching decorative items. It’s a great way for creative students to express themselves, as well as craft a few keepsakes to remember their time at Job Corps. </p>
Hiking Club
<b>The Hiking Club is an organization for like-minded explorers and wanderers to meet up and enjoy trail-hiking adventures. Everyone interested in hiking, the outdoors, and fitness is welcome.</p>
Weightlifting Club
<b>The purpose of the Weightlifting Club is to introduce students to the benefits of strength training.</p> <b>The club brings together people of all skill levels who all have an interest in weightlifting and provides an organization where students can meet to lift with each other, push each other to reach their goals, and get advice on how to continue training.</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 Delaware Valley Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Callicoon Business Association</li> <li>Delaware Youth Center</li> <li>Fire Department</li> <li>Youth groups</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<b>One of our top goals at Delaware Valley 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 Delaware Valley can enroll in our GED/high school program. This program is offered through a partnership with NYS TASC Program.</p>
High School Diploma Programs
<b>Our online high school diploma program is a self-paced curriculum that allows students the opportunity to achieve a high school diploma. The program is provided through a partnership with Penn Foster High School and the New Learning Resources Online program and is accredited by national accreditation agencies.</p>
Tutoring and Academic Support
<b>Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, reading, 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>
English Language Learning Program
<b>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>
College Program
<p>The College Program is an advanced training program offered through a partnership with Sullivan County Community 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>
Driver Education
<b>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 seven 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.

Center Rules
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