Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

701 Saint Louis Ave
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024-2615
United States

Geolocation Field
39.3363361, -94.2306383
Phone Number
(816) 629-3111
Fax Number
(816) 629-3842
Location Description

Excelsior Springs Job Corps Center is located on a 26-acre campus in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, just a short drive from downtown Kansas City. The main center is located in a residential neighborhood. The Kansas City Alternative Training Location, the center’s nonresidential satellite location, is located in the midtown area of Kansas City.

Center History

The history of the Excelsior Springs Job Corps Center goes back to the late 19th century when, thanks to the believed healing properties of its mineral waters, the town of Excelsior Springs became known as a health resort. Back then, the site was owned by Colonel E.L. Morse who built the first structure, his home, in 1896. In the 1920s, under the supervision of Colonel Morse, more structures were added, and the site became the Veterans Administration Hospital. The site remained a hospital until 1963. In 1965, after about $375,000 in rehabilitation work to the site and its structures, it became the Job Corps center that it is today.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 192 male students in four dorms and 160 female students in two dorms. Each room has a private bathroom. Residential students live with up to three roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

  • laundry facilities
  • TV lounges
  • vending machines
  • computer labs

We also serve non-residential students.

Director Name
Al Ford
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> <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>
Gold Card Club
Weight Training Club
<p>The purpose of the Weight Training Club is to introduce students to the benefits of strength training.</p> <p>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>
<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 Excelsior Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>AIDS Walk</li> <li>American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life</li> <li>City of Excelsior Springs</li> <li>EarthWalk</li> <li>Good Samaritan Center</li> <li>Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
High School Diploma Programs
<p>Our online high school diploma program is a self-paced curriculum that allows students the opportunity to achieve a high school diploma. It is offered on-center through a partnership with the Excelsior Springs School District. The online high school program is offered through New Learning Resources.</p> <p>Students under 21 years of age may enroll in our Excelsior Springs Technical High School which is operated under the supervision of the Excelsior Springs School District.</p>
GED/HSE Program
<p>One of our top goals at Excelsior Springs Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her GED/high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Our GED program provides detailed training for the five subject areas of the GED battery test.</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 fine arts, information technology, language arts, math, reading, science, writing, and social studies 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>
<p>The College Program is an advanced training program offered through our partnership with the Kansas City Metropolitan Community Colleges. 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>
Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC)
<p>Our center is the only Job Corps center in the nation with a Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) program. This program is affiliated with the United States Navy. However, there is no obligation to join the military after graduation from Job Corps.</p> <p>Students in the NJROTC program learn about leadership, naval history, citizenship, astronomy, oceanography, meteorology, naval ships, and sea power. Classroom instruction may be supplemented by training cruises aboard ships, orientation visits, and field trips to various naval facilities.</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.