Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

6900 Scott Hamilton Dr
Little Rock, AR 72209-3144
United States

Geolocation Field
34.6859647, -92.321132
Phone Number
(501) 618-2500
Fax Number
(501) 570-0410
Capacity
237
Location Description

The Little Rock Job Corps Center’s buildings have a modern design and feel with beautiful landscaping and lots of lighting. The center is located in Little Rock, Arkansas, on a new, 22-acre campus just a short drive from downtown.

 

Center History

After several unsuccessful attempts to bring a Job Corps center to the city in the early 1970s, a JCC finally opened in Little Rock in a former Red Carpet Inn on 21st and I-30 in 1981. In 2008, the center moved there to its current location.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 136 male students and 136 female students in four dorms. Private bathrooms are available for each room. Residential students live with up to three roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

  • laundry facilities
  • TV lounges
  • computer labs
  • microwaves
  • vending machines

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
Jorge Pedroza
Director Email
Pedroza.JorgeE@jobcorps.org
Director Phone
Director Extension
X2511
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>
Dance Club
<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>
Men of Standards
<p>Men of Standards’ 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. Men of Standards seeks to foster brotherhood, service, character, heritage, truth, and knowledge in the young men of Job Corps.</p>
Women of Excellence
<p>At Women of Excellence, we strive to increase the visibility of women in leadership both inside the Job Corps Center and in the community at large, as well as grow the confidence and voice of women on campus. We focus our attention on leadership, diversity, mentorship, and service. Members will learn team-building, goal-setting skills, and how to navigate the business arena, and will put these concepts into practice through community service. Membership is open to any women who strive to be leaders.</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 Little Rock Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>Arkansas Food Bank</li> <li>Little Rock Compassion Center</li> <li>Little Rock Parks and Recreation</li> <li>The Martin Luther King Commission</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Little Rock 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 will be given an individual education plan that includes building all academic skills so they can work toward earning a GED or high school diploma.</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>
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 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.