Center Life

A typical day at Montgomery Job Corps is full of activities to help our students prepare for the real world. Students get up early and spend the majority of their day receiving academic and hands-on career technical training.

After class, students study or hang out with friends before dinner in the cafeteria. After dinner, students may do chores in their dorms or spend their downtime studying. Most students are in bed by 10 PM in order to rest for the next day's tasks.


Montgomery Job Corps boasts one of the best recreation programs in the nation. Students find our recreational activities to be a fun and exciting way to meet new friends, socialize, and just relax and unwind at the end of the day.

We provide a variety of recreational activities such as pool, arts and crafts, dances, videos, weight lifting, aerobics, and table games. Student can also participate in sports like basketball, ping pong, and volleyball.

We also schedule off center trips for recreational activities such as swimming, skating, movies, and plays. Because Montgomery Job Corps Center is located near several state parks, we often schedule trips there for our students.

After Hours Programs

Leadership Program

The Leadership Program provides a basic overview on government, committees, and meetings so students can develop their leadership skills. To qualify for this program, students must be at our center for a minimum of three months.

Student Debate

Our Student Debate program allows students to develop their communication, critical thinking, and reasoning skills. Students also gain a greater knowledge of Job Corps and a better understanding of current events. By mastering the fundamentals of debating, students can apply these skills to their career goals.

Ambassador Program

In the Ambassador Program, students develop effective communication skills by promoting our center to various groups. Student ambassadors are called upon to:

  • Meet and greet visitors to our center
  • Share their Job Corps experiences and success stories with business and industry organizations
  • Articulate the goals and expectations of Job Corps
  • Visit local schools to help recruit new students for the Co-enrollment Program

STARS Initiative

Through the Speakers, Tutors, Achievement, Retention, Success (STARS) Initiative, motivational speakers are invited to our center to encourage students to set and reach for higher goals. Our staff also tutors and mentors students to help them become productive citizens.

Buddy Program

This program addresses the intellectual, cultural, emotional, social, occupational, physical, and spiritual needs of our students by paring every student with a buddy. The goal of the Buddy Program is to foster a positive peer culture at our center where students gain a strong awareness of individual responsibility and self-motivation to pursue their dreams.


Job Corps is committed to offering all students a safe and secure environment. That's why we have a Zero Tolerance Policy for violence and drugs. Any student who breaks this policy will be dismissed immediately from Job Corps.

Our Center Rules (40 kb PDF file) includes the rules of behavior that we expect our students to follow.

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Page last updated: Friday, December 07, 2012