Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

41-467 Hihimanu St
Waimanalo, HI 96795-1423
United States

Geolocation Field
21.3423641, -157.7184034
Phone Number
(808) 259-6070
Fax Number
(808) 259-7907
Location Description

Hawaii Job Corps Center is located in beautiful Waimanalo, Hawaii, on the eastern side of O’ahu just a few block from Waimanalo Bay State Recreation Park. The 8-acre, beautifully landscaped campus is home to strong diversity and community service programs.

Center History

The Hawaii Job Corps Center is located on the former Bellows Air Force Station, an important airfield during World War II that was initially established in 1917 as the Waimanalo Military Reservation. Job Corps moved to that site in September of 1995. Prior to that, the Hawaii Center had been located at Koko Head since 1965.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 124 male students and 86 female students in two dorms. Residential students live with three roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

  • laundry facilities
  • computer labs
  • microwaves
  • refrigerators
  • TV lounges
  • vending machines
  • bathrooms & showers

We also serve non-residential students.

Director Name
Ellen May
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>
Cultural Clubs
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>
Gamer's Club
<p>Gamers Club provides a venue for students to connect and compete in a variety of interactive board game, RPGs, and other social games, particularly those that develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills. In addition to being a fun way to blow off some steam between studying and classes, it’s a great way to meet people who share your interest in gaming. </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 Hawaii Job Corps Center, it also means assisting organizations like the Hawaii Food Bank with their important work.</p>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Hawaii 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 Hawaii can enroll in our GED/high school program.</p> <p>Our high school diploma program is offered through a partnership with Windward School for Adults.</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, writing, and communication 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 Honolulu Community College, Kapiolani Community College, Kapiolani Community College and Windward 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 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.