Job Corps student taking Driver Education

Center Life

A typical day at Atterbury 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. Academic tutoring is available for students needing some additional help. After dinner, students are engaged in structured activities that help prepare them for the work place.

Job Corps students playing pool in our recreation room


Atterbury 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 are very proud of the recreational activities that we offer. Here are just a few:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Board game tournaments
  • Individual fitness programs
  • Basketball
  • Pool/billiards
  • Talent shows

We conduct regular surveys with our students to get their feedback about our recreational programs. Of course, students are always welcome to make their suggestions for new or existing activities to any member of our recreation staff.

Our center offers a wide variety of programs for young women. Special events and programming are offered throughout the year to enhance the social and spiritual needs of women. A full-time Women's Coordinator focuses on providing support and education to our young women.

Special Events

Throughout the year, we have special cultural and social events such as:

  • Awards ceremonies
  • Dances
  • Fashion shows
  • Fun Days
  • Picnics

Student Government

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of our students and is very involved in the operation of the center. SGA officers are elected by their peers for a term of four months. All of our students are encouraged to join the SGA.

The SGA Council is composed of the Executive Board officers, and Area Student Leaders. The Executive Board members are the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Sergeant-at-Arms. The Area Student Leaders are student dorm leadership students.

The SGA's primary purposes are to:

  • Provide feedback to the student body
  • Provide a sounding board for student opinions and suggestions regarding campus programs
  • Encourage citizenship training by exposure to election procedures and the use of formal rules of order
  • Develop leadership skills through holding office, solving problems, and making decisions for the good of the student body

Leadership Training Program

The Leadership Training Program is modeled after city government and provides a basic overview on government, committees, meetings, and town hall gatherings so students can develop their leadership skills. To qualify for this training program, students must show they are mature and have leadership potential. The program itself takes place after school hours but is open to all our students.


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.

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Page last updated: Thursday, July 21, 2016