Center Type
Job Corps Center
Physical Address

100 William Shorty Campbell St
Hartford, CT 06106-3401
United States

Geolocation Field
41.7384113, -72.7107783
Phone Number
(860) 953-7201
Fax Number
(860) 952-0228
Off-Site Training
Capacity
181
Location Description

Hartford Job Corps Academy is located on a 10-acre campus in Hartford, Connecticut, near shopping, entertainment, and public transportation. The center is 3.2 miles southwest of downtown Hartford.

Center History

The Hartford Job Corps Academy was built in 2004 on a site that had previously been used during World War II for war housing for defense workers and as a public housing project.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 68 male students on the first floor and 68 female students on the second floor of one coed dorm. Each room has a private bathroom. Residential students live with up to three other roommates, and leadership rooms with only one other roommate are available to students who qualify. All students enjoy the following amenities:

  • laundry facilities
  • TV lounges
  • vending machines
  • computer labs
  • microwaves
  • refrigerators
Director Name
Tami Schweikert
Director Email
schweikert.tami@jobcorps.org
Director Phone
Director Extension
X1700
Director Fax
Child Development Center

A Child Development Center is available for non-residential students, staff, and members of the community. Please contact your admissions counselor for details.

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>
Behavior Committee
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>
Career Preparation Ambassadors
Fitness Club
<p>The goal of the Fitness Club is to spread education and awareness about the importance and joy of exercise and an active lifestyle. Through fun, games, and exercise routines the club seeks to enhance the strength, flexibility, of its members, and foster a lifelong commitment to health and activity.</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 Hartford Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Cancer/AIDS Walk</li> <li>Nursing homes</li> <li>Park beautification</li> <li>Soup kitchen</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED Program
<p>One of our top goals at Hartford 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 Hartford are automatically enrolled in our GED program. Students who complete this program's core classes may participate in an online high school diploma program which is paid for by the center.</p>
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 Home Study International (HSI) and is accredited by national accreditation agencies.</p>
Tutoring
<p>Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, reading, science, 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>
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 with the California Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) test to determine their language proficiency levels.</p>
College Program
<p>The College Program is an advanced training program. 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> <p>We are offering this program through a partnership with Asnuntuck Community College, Capital Community College, Central Connecticut State University, Goodwin College, and Manchester Community College.</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 floors of a single dormitory. 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.