Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

2803 Dungannon Road
Coeburn, VA 24230-9740
United States

Geolocation Field
36.8939288, -82.4612508
Phone Number
(276) 395-3384
Fax Number
(276) 395-2043
Capacity
181
Location Description

Flatwoods Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center sits on 44 acres in Coeburn, Virginia, nestled in the dense woods of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests.

Center History

Like many of the Job Corps Centers located in national forests, the Flatwoods Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center began its life as a Civilian Conservation Corps camp in the 1930s. The CCC program ended with the coming of WWII, and the camp sat empty until it reopened as a Job Corps Center in 1965.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 168 male students in three dorms and 56 female students in one dorm. Residential male students live with up to seven roommates, and residential female students live with up to three roommates. All students enjoy the following amenities:

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

Additionally, this center offers an Honors Dorm for students who earn the privilege of living there. Independent living advisers are on-site to help make dorm life safe, clean, and productive for students.

Director Name
David Scholes
Director Email
dscholes@fs.fed.us
Director Phone
Director Extension
X8405
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>
Lonesome Pine Fire Crew
<p>Members of the Lonesome Pine Fire Crew are trained to work in steep terrain and in extreme temperatures, altitude, and smoke while maintaining reserve work capacity to meet unanticipated emergencies.</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 Flatwoods Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>American Red Cross</li> <li>Heritage Hall Nursing Home</li> <li>Local food pantry</li> <li>Mountain Empire Older Citizens</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Flatwoods 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 Flatwoods 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>
Tutoring
<p>Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, reading, 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>
College Program
<p>The College Program is an advanced training program we offer through a partnership with Mountain Empire 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 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.