Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

1096 US-1
Kittrell, NC 27544
United States

Geolocation Field
36.2260487, -78.4446628
Mailing Address

PO Box 278
Kittrell, NC 27544-0278
United States

Phone Number
(252) 438-6161
Fax Number
(252) 492-9630
Capacity
350
Location Description

Kittrell Job Corps Center is a located in Vance County, approximately 30 miles north of Raleigh, North Carolina. The center sits on 50 acres on the former site of Kittrell College. It's just a short drive from the city of Henderson.

Center History

The Kittrell Job Corps Center is located on the former site of Kittrell College, a two-year historically black college that was in operation from 1886 to 1975.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 150 male students and 150 female students, each in their own dorm. Residential students live with up to three roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

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

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

Director Name
Matt Gale
Director Email
gale.matt@jobcorps.org
Director Phone
Director Extension
X3201
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>
Ambassador Club
<p>In the Ambassador Program, students develop effective communication skills by promoting our center to various groups. Student ambassadors are called upon to:</p> <ul> <li>Meet and greet visitors to our center</li> <li>Share their Job Corps experiences and success stories with business and industry organizations</li> <li>Articulate the goals and expectations of Job Corps</li> <li>Visit local schools to help recruit new students for the Co-enrollment Program</li> </ul>
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>
Men of Excellence Club
<p>The Men of Excellence Club’s mission is to attract, recognize, reward, and advance student success by teaching leadership concepts to the young men of Job Corps. The organization promotes intellectual growth, cultural enrichment, and social development as values to be upheld. Along the way, members will learn team-building concepts, critical goal-setting skills, and proper etiquette in the business arena, and will put these concepts into practice through community service projects. The Men of Excellence Club seeks to foster brotherhood, service, character, heritage, truth, and knowledge in the young men of Job Corps.</p>
Woman’s Worth Club
<p>The Woman’s Worth Club provides young women with a structured and supportive space to learn about healthy femininity and redefine what it means to be a strong woman. Challenging the images and dominant stories they see in the media, their communities, and across the globe, the Woman’s Worth Club encourages young women to look within and become their best selves.</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 Kittrell Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>ACTS Soup Kitchen</li> <li>Boys &amp; Girls Clubs</li> <li>Life Line Outreach Women’s Shelter</li> <li>Lions Club</li> <li>Rotary Club</li> <li>Salvation Army</li> <li>United Way</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Kittrell Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her GED or high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at Kittrell can enroll in our GED/high school program.</p>
Tutoring 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 Vance-Granville 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>
English Language Learning
<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>
Who do I have to live with?

Students stay in separate male and female dormitories. There are up to 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.