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Center Life

A typical day at Cincinnati 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.


Pool tables in our recreation room

Cincinnati 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.

Our center has a basketball team that has competed against other Job Corps centers. We also have social events such as boat rides, proms, recreation trips, amusement park trips, graduation ceremonies, and cultural celebrations.

Student Recognition

Our students are recognized on a weekly basis for their achievements. Each month, we hold an assembly where students receive awards, certificates, and monetary prizes.

Community Involvement

Our students are very active in the community, and many have volunteered their time to help others who are less fortunate. Our staff members also participate in community outreach events and festivals on a regular basis.

Some of our community service partners include the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, Hoxworth Blood Center, the City of Cincinnati, CitCable, the Cincinnati Parks Board, the Free Store Food Bank, and the International Chemical Workers Union Council (ICWUC).

Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of our students and is very involved in the operation of the center. Leadership development is important at our center, and our SGA leaders have the opportunity to travel to national and regional conferences to promote Job Corps.


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 (58 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