Career prep students meet with faculty

About Us Who we are & what we do

From 1964 to today, job corps
helps young people succeed

from 1964 to today, job corps

helps young people succeed

Job Corps Mission
Job Corps Mission

Atterbury Job Corps Center

(812) 314-6000 phone
(812) 314-6143 fax

Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 to 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training. The Job Corps program is authorized by Title I-C of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (supersedes WIA 1998). For more information about the Job Corps program at a national level, please visit our Official Public Web Site.

Chicago Regional Office

(312) 596-5470 phone
(312) 596-5471 fax

At Atterbury Job Corps Center, we support the Job Corps program's mission of teaching eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and placing them in meaningful jobs or further education.

To help achieve this, Atterbury Job Corps Center is overseen by the Chicago Regional Office of Job Corps and is operated by Adams and Associates, Inc.. Our Center Director is Jessica Joiner.

Our Center's History
Atterbury is one of the nation’s original Job Corps Centers. The site is leased from Camp Atterbury, which was established in 1941 as a site for preparing American military personnel and civilians for service. During WWII, it was also used as a hospital and as an internment compound for POWs. In 1965, 200 acres of the Camp were set aside and became the Atterbury Job Corps Center. The camp is named in memory of William Wallace Atterbury, a New Albany, Indiana native who received a Distinguished Service Medal for his contributions during World War I.

The jury is no longer "out" on the Job Corps. The verdict has been rendered, and the verdict is "well done" -- "well done" U.S. Congress, "well done" U.S. industry, U.S. labor, U.S. philanthropy, U.S. taxpayers, U.S. workers!

Job Corps Founder
Center Director

Director bio coming soon.