Center Type
Job Corps Center
Physical Address

40 Abella Ln
White Swan, WA 98952-9748
United States

Geolocation Field
46.3376986, -120.8569693
Phone Number
(509) 874-2244
Fax Number
(509) 874-2342
Location Description

Fort Simcoe Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center is a 200-acre residential campus located in White Swan, Washington, on the Yakama Indian Reservation, and just a short drive from the Fort Simcoe State Park.

Center History

The Fort Simcoe Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center opened in 1965. The center lies on a Yakama Reservation Civilian Conservation Corps camp that was established in the 1930s.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 144 male students in three dorms and 26 female students in one dorm. Residential students live with one roommate and enjoy the following amenities:

  • laundry facilities
  • TV lounges
  • computer labs
  • vending machines
  • bathrooms and showers
Director Name
Bradley Hill
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>
Beginning Boxing Club
<p>At the Beginning Boxing Club, students are trained in the basics of boxing starting with stance and movement, proper defensive techniques, and instruction on how to land a full range of scoring punches. An emphasis is put on safety, and specific rules and protective equipment are used to ensure that all members are safe.</p> <p>Students of all skill levels are welcome.</p>
D&D Club
<p>This is a club open to anyone looking to play Dungeons and Dragons or other tabletop role playing games and come together to enjoy an adventure.</p>
Gardening Club
<p>If you have a green thumb (or want to develop one), our Gardening Club is for you. The Gardening Club tends the center’s gardens and provides fresh, in-season vegetables and herbs to the cafeteria during the growing months. Members of the club learn about the role gardens play in environmental responsibility and healthy eating, and -more importantly- they have a lot of fun doing it.</p>
Seasonal Firefighting Program
<p>Members of The Seasonal Firefighting Program are trained to work in steep terrain and in extreme temperatures, altitude, and smoke while maintaining reserve work capacity to meet unanticipated emergencies.</p>
<body> <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 [NAME OF CENTER], it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Brooks Memorial Park</li> <li>Cast for Kids (fishing) </li> <li>Sundome—state high school volleyball playoff setup/tear-down</li> <li>White Swan Food Bank</li> <li>Yakama Nation Fisheries Program</li> <li>Yakima 3-on-3 Basketball</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
High school diploma program
<p>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 Wellpinit School District. </p>
High school equivalency program
<p>One of our top goals at Fort Simcoe Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains their GED or high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at Fort Simcoe and wish to get their GED can enroll in our program.</p> <p>We offer this program through a partnership with Yakima Valley Community College.</p>
<p>This program is offered through Wellpinit School District.</p>
English Language Learning
<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>
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.