Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

3170 Wayah Rd
Franklin, NC 28734-8120
United States

Geolocation Field
35.1643802, -83.5111463
Phone Number
(828) 524-4446
Fax Number
(828) 369-7338
Capacity
179
Location Description

Deep in North Carolina’s Nantahala National Forest lies the Lyndon B. Johnson Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center. All students live on the 10-acre, rural campus.

Center History

This Job Corps center opened as Camp Arrow Wood in the Nantahala National Forest near the town of Franklin, North Carolina, early in 1965. When President Lyndon B. Johnson died in 1973, the camp was renamed after him.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 155 male students in three dorms and 50 female students in two dorms. Residential students live with four to eight roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

  • laundry facilities
  • TV rooms
  • 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.

Director Name
Arthur Phalo
Director Email
phalo.arthur@jobcorps.org
Director Phone
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>
Outdoor Recreation Club
<p>Student input is a critical part of our recreation program. Representatives on the Outdoor Recreation Club are encouraged to submit ideas for new and different activities.</p>
Walking/Hiking Club
<p>The Walking & Hiking Club is an organization for like-minded explorers and wanderers to meet up and enjoy trail-hiking adventures. Everyone interested in hiking, the outdoors, and fitness is 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 LBJ Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>CareNet Organization</li> <li>REACH Organization of Franklin</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Lyndon B. Johnson 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 Lyndon B. Johnson are automatically enrolled in our GED program. Students who complete this program's core classes may participate in an online high school diploma program which is paid for by the center.</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 Southwestern 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>
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>
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 eight 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.