Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

11801 Woodrow Wilson St
Detroit, MI 48206-1310
United States

Geolocation Field
42.3880727, -83.10543
Phone Number
(313) 852-0300
Fax Number
(313) 865-8791
Off-Site Training
Location Description

Detroit Job Corps Center is located northern Detroit, Michigan, just a short drive from downtown, near the Detroit Repertory Theater. The center sits on a 12-acre urban campus that has both residential and nonresidential students.

Center History

The Detroit Job Corps Center is located in what used to be the city’s old Metropolitan Hospital. In 1999, the center was moved to that site from the Hannan Memorial YMCA, where it had been since the late 80s. Prior to that, the first Detroit Job Corps Center was opened at the city’s historic Ft. Wayne site in 1972.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 149 male students and 149 female students in one dorm. One floor is for male students, one floor is for female students, one floor is co-ed, and one floor is for students in Advanced Training. Residential students live with a roommate and enjoy the following amenities:

  • laundry facilities
  • TV lounges
  • vending machines
  • computer labs
  • libraries
  • suite-style bathrooms and showers

We also serve nonresidential students.

Director Name
Daniel Sheppard
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>
Academic/Career Technical Training Committee
Behavior Management Officer (BMO) Committee
Center Beautification Committee
<p>The mission of the Center Beautification Committee is simple: To bring students and staff together to make the Center a beautiful and welcoming place for all. All students are welcome to join and take part in the club’s activities.</p>
Food Service Committee
<p>Job Corps Food Service Committees provide a forum for students to offer suggestions for menu planning and dining room operations. Job Corps boasts a diverse population, making diverse and authentic cuisine a necessity on most centers. Therefore, a diverse group of students who wish to express their views and those of their peers can make a positive impact on any center's food service program through participation in a food service committee.</p>
(female mentoring group)
Men of Valor
<p>The Men of Valor’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 Men of Valor seek to foster brotherhood, service, character, heritage, truth, and knowledge in the young men of Job Corps.</p>
Recreation Committee
<p>Student input is a critical part of our recreation program. Each dorm has representatives on the Recreation Committee where students are encouraged to submit ideas for new and different activities.</p>
Residential/ Nonresidential Committee
Safety and Security Committee
<p>As people who live and work at the center every day, our students have special insight into what needs to be done to make the center a safe and healthy working and living environment for students, staff, and visitors. That is why their input is so valuable, and it’s why we invite students to join the center’s Safety and Security Committee.</p> <p>The committee is responsible for implementing and monitoring the center’s Safety Program.<br> Typical duties might include: </p> <ul> <li>Work and living space inspections</li> <li>Developing safe work practices across career pathways</li> <li>Facilitating safety training</li> </ul> <p>The Committee also can help promote other activities that encourage students to support the center’s safety program.</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 Detroit Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Cass Community Social Services</li> <li>Forgotten Harvest</li> <li>Gleaners Community Food Bank</li> <li>John D. Dingell Veterans Administration Medical Center</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Detroit 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 Detroit can enroll in our GED/high school program.</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 we offer through partnerships with Henry Ford Community College and Wayne 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
<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 two 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.