Center Type
Job Corps Center
Management Company
Physical Address

6665 N 60th St
Milwaukee, WI 53223-5805
United States

Geolocation Field
43.1394389, -87.9885682
Phone Number
(414) 353-5914
Fax Number
(414) 353-5919
Capacity
237
Location Description

Milwaukee Job Corps Center is located on a 25-acre campus in Milwaukee, Wisconson, just a short drive from downtown. The building was constructed using green design principles, including geothermal technology.

Center History

The 125th Job Corps center opened on 25 acres in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in January of 2011.

Housing: a furnished bedroom

Our campus' residential living facilities can house 130 male students and 130 female students in two dorms. Residential students live with up to three roommates and enjoy the following amenities:

  • laundry facilities
  • libraries
  • TV lounges
  • vending machines
  • computers for student use
  • bathrooms and showers

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

Director Name
Wade Woodworth
Director Email
woodworth.wade@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>
Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyles
<p>In the past, we have worked under the idea that exercise happens in recreation, nutrition happens in the cafeteria, and health education happens in wellness. It’s time to change that way of thinking. Health happens everywhere—in dorms, in the classroom, even on field trips.</p> <p>The HEALS (Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyles) Committee is made up of students who are dedicated to promoting this idea and to building a culture at the center that embraces wellness, healthy eating, and physical activity in everything we do. This means teaching fellow students new and easy ways to integrate healthy living throughout the day and making healthy eating and exercise a fun part of center culture. </p>
Student Choir
<p>The Choir Club promotes teamwork, a sense of community, and has a lot of fun with music at the heart of everything we do. Its goal is to enhance the musical, creative, and expressive qualities of all members so that they can find the music inside them and use their own unique voice to share it with the world. Along the way, we will be learning the basics of musical theory as it relates to choral music and applying them firsthand in rehearsals and performances both in-center and out in the community. </p>
The Green Team
<p>Our Green Team 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 Team'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>
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 Milwaukee Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:</p> <ul> <li>City Year</li> <li>Grandville Business Improvement District</li> <li>Habitat for Humanity </li> <li>Havenwoods Economic Development Corporation</li> <li>Helping Hands</li> <li>Local food pantries</li> <li>Martin Luther King Jr. Center</li> <li>McGovern Park Cleanup</li> <li>National Night Out</li> <li>SHARE</li> <li>Silver Spring Community Cleanup</li> <li>The Salvation Army</li> </ul>
Educational Programs
GED/High School Diploma
<p>One of our top goals at Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee are automatically enrolled into our GED/high school 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>
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>
Night school program Monday through Thursday
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>
HIGHER EDUCATION partners
<p>The Advanced Career Training (ACT) program gives students the opportunity to receive advanced educational/technical training. 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 Milwaukee Job Corps Center. Qualifying student should also be able to work independently and have a good disciplinary record while attending Milwaukee Job Corps Center.</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 partnerships with Concordia University, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee Career College, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and Waukesha County Technical 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 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.