Center Life

A typical day at Phoenix 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.


Phoenix 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 offer varsity and intramural sports including co-ed softball leagues and student vs. staff basketball games. We also have creative activities like theater arts and arts and crafts.

We also schedule cultural and social events such as:

  • Annual talent shows
  • Monthly dances
  • Picnics
  • Winter formal dance

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. 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.

All of our students are encouraged to join the SGA. 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.

A student in good standing may be elected as an SGA member by a majority vote of all Phoenix Job Corps students. The SGA is composed of Executive Board officers and student representatives. Elections for Executive Board officers are held twice a year. Elections for student representatives are held throughout the year.


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: Friday, December 07, 2012