Center Type
Job Corps Center
Physical Address

33091 Mollmann Pass Trl
Ronan, MT 59864-9431
United States

Geolocation Field
47.4771337, -114.057285
Phone Number
(406) 644-2217
Fax Number
(406) 644-2343
Off-Site Training
Capacity
177
Location Description

Kicking Horse Job Corps Center is located on 80 acres in Ronan, Montana, on the Flathead Indian Reservation. The campus is positioned at the foot of the Mission Mountain range. As with all Job Corps centers, Kicking Horse is open to all races and nationalities but is unique in that it features many students of Native American descent.

Center History

The Kicking Horse Job Corps Center opened on the Flathead Indian Reservation in May of 1971 exclusively to serve the Native American community. In 2006, the center opened to all races.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 112 male students and 112 female students in four dorms. Residential students live with up to seven roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

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

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

Director Name
John Wheeler
Director Email
wheeler.john@jobcorps.org
Director Phone
Director Extension
X6307
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>
DJ Club
Go Green Club
<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>
Indigenous Club
Rodeo Club
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 Kicking Horse Jov Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Adopt-A-Highway</li> <li>Boys &amp; Girls Club</li> <li>Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes</li> <li>Mission Mountain Enterprises</li> <li>Montana Extension Office for Agriculture</li> <li>Ronan Chamber of Commerce</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Kicking Horse 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 Kicking Horse can enroll in our GED/high school program.</p> <p>Those enrolled in the in the diploma program can take the classes on campus. The program is offered through our partners at Two Eagle River 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>
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.</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 offer this program through a partnership with Salish Kootenai 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 seven 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.