Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

1500 Indian School Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104-2306
United States

Geolocation Field
35.1087125, -106.6619039
Phone Number
(505) 222-4243
Fax Number
(505) 346-2769
Off-Site Training
Capacity
327
Location Description

Albuquerque Job Corps Center is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, just a short drive from Old Town and the Rio Grande. The center sits on a 20-acre campus in the largest city in New Mexico. The campus is well maintained and updated by the students themselves as part of their studies.

Center History

Originally built in 1918 as an orphanage by the Sisters of Saint Francis, the Albuquerque Job Corps Center opened to students in 1971.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 161 male students in five dorms and 164 female students in four dorms. Residential students live with one to three roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

  • a computer lab
  • laundry facilities
  • TV lounges
  • vending machines
  • private bathrooms & showers in each room

An independent living adviser is on-site to help make dorm life safe, clean, and productive for the students. We also serve non-residential students.

Director Name
Angela Rackley
Director Email
Rackley.Angela@jobcorps.org
Director Phone
Director Fax
Child Development Center

Please check with our admissions counselor for details on our Child Development Center.

Center History Image
Saint Anthony home for boys historical photo
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>
Chess Club
The game of chess develops strategy, anticipation, and awareness skills that can help players in situations far away from the chess board, but the reason we like to play it is simply because it is fun. The Chess Club gives students a chance to play friendly games of chess against their peers in a low-stress environment. All levels are welcome. </p>
Music Club
<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>
Native American Club
Poetry Club
<p>Poets are artists who paint and sculpt with their words. They can use their language to convey ideas, emotions, and concepts in a way that reach a listener’s heart as well as their head.</p> <p>At Poetry Club, we think everyone has a poet inside them with something to say, and we bring students together to discover their own unique voice. Along the way, members will pick up important public speaking and literacy skills. Most importantly, the club is about having fun with other students and learning new ways to express and inspire with words.</p>
Weightlifting Club
<p>The purpose of the Weightlifting Club is to introduce students to the benefits of strength training.</p> <p>The club brings together people of all skill levels who all have an interest in weightlifting and provides an organization where students can meet to lift with each other, push each other to reach their goals, and get advice on how to continue training.</p>
COMMUNITY SERVICE
<p>Fostering positive relationships with the communities our centers reside 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 Albuquerque Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Angels of Love</li> <li>North &amp; South Valley Senior Citizens</li> <li>Special Olympics</li> <li>Weems Art Festival</li> <li>Youth Development Inc.</li> <li>Zoological Society</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Albuquerque 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 Albuquerque can enroll in our GED/high school program.</p> We also have a School for Integrated Academics and Technologies (SIATech) Charter High School at our center. Students can choose to earn either a GED, a high school diploma, or both during their enrollment.
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, 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. 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.<br> 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>This program is offered through a partnership with Central New Mexico 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 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.