Center Type
Job Corps Center
Physical Address

3173 Kerry Street
San Bernardino, CA 92407-6325
United States

Geolocation Field
34.1524546, -117.3382805
Mailing Address

P O Box 9550
San Bernardino, CA 92427-0550
United States

Phone Number
(909) 887-6305
Fax Number
(909) 473-1511
Off-Site Training
Capacity
340
Location Description

The Inland Empire Job Corps Center covers 17.5 acres in the semi-rural community of Muscoy in San Bernardino, California.

Center History

The Inland Empire Job Corps Center opened on 17.5 acres in January of 1979. Since then, it has helped tens of thousands of students build a brighter future for themselves.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 145 male students in four dorms and 120 female students in three dorms. Residential students live with up to five roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

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

We also serve nonresidential students.

Director Name
Suzanne Schaeffer
Director Email
Schaeffer.Suzanne@jobcorps.org
Director Phone
Director Extension
X7126
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>
Dance
<p>Experience the wonder of dance and the joy of performing in a safe and supportive environment with Dance Club. Students are exposed to an array of dance styles and learn to see dance as an art, a way of expression. Like any art, the emotions and messages it can convey are limited only by the dancer’s imagination, from simple expressions of fun and joy to deeper, more poignant messages. In addition to making new friends and learning new dance styles, studying dance can lead to better balance and more fluid movement in everything you do. </p>
Green Team
<p>Our Green Committee is committed to reducing the center’s footprint on the environment and is charged with overseeing green projects and initiatives on center. This can mean focusing on keeping a watchful eye on the center to discover new conservation projects that might have been overlooked.</p> <p>The Committee’s day-to-day activities include organizing recycling and energy efficiency projects around the center, planting trees, and educating fellow students about the importance reducing, reusing, and recycling. </p>
Music
<p>Our musically-inclined students (or those who want to be musically-inclined) are invited to join our center's Music Club. We have a variety of musical instruments club members can choose from, including their voices, and meetings are spent blowing off some steam and having fun with musical expression. All skill levels and musical genres are welcome.</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 Inland Empire Job Corps, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Boys &amp; Girls Clubs</li> <li>Community garden project</li> <li>Lighthouse for the Blind</li> <li>Little League</li> <li>Loma Linda Hospital</li> <li>Odyssey Hospice</li> <li>Red Cross</li> <li>Salvation Army</li> <li>San Bernardino Animal Shelter</li> <li>San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce</li> <li>San Bernardino Community Hospital</li> <li>Santa Claus Inc.</li> <li>Second Harvest Food Bank</li> <li>Stater Bros.</li> <li>United Way</li> <li>Veronica’s Charities</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
High School Equivalency/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Inland Empire Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her high school equivalency/high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at Inland Empire can enroll in our high school equivalency/high school program which is offered through a partnership with SIATech Charter High School.</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>
Tutors and academic support
<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>
College Program
<p>The College Program is an advanced training program we offer through a partnership with San Bernardino Valley 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 six 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.