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Explore the perks that Hawaii Job Corps Center has to offer.

Job Corps is the nation's largest FREE residential education and job training program for young adults ages 16-24

A Day in the Life at Job Corps
A Day in the Life at Hawaii Job Corps Center

A typical day at 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, study, attend high school classes or tutoring, or participate in clubs and team sports. Most students are in bed by 10:00 PM in order to rest for the next day's tasks.

FACILITIES

Hawaii Job Corps Center is located in beautiful Waimanalo, Hawaii, on the eastern side of O’ahu just a few block from Waimanalo Bay State Recreation Park. The 8-acre, beautifully landscaped campus is home to strong diversity and community service programs.


Dorms

Cafeteria

Center Store

Wellness Center

Child Development Center

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

We want you to have a fun time! Feel free to suggest additional activities to our rec staff.


Aerobics

Arts and crafts

Basketball

Cookouts

Dances

Foosball

Games

Karaoke

Movies

Music

Outings

Ping pong

Pool/billiards

Reading

Shopping

Video games

Volleyball

Weightlifting
At Hawaii Job Corps Center, students find our recreational activities to be a fun and exciting way to socialize or relax at the end of the day. We value our student's feedback and conduct regular surveys to improve our recreational programs.

STUDENT PROGRAMS & ORGANIZATIONS

We want your time with Job Corps to be enjoyable. Join an organization and make new friends!

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of our students and plays a key role in the operation of the center. We encourage all our students to join the SGA. The SGA Council is composed of Executive Board officers, Vocational Representatives, and Area Student Leaders. The Executive Board members are the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Community Coordinator. Vocational Representatives are student leaders representing each career training program on center. The Area Student Leaders are mentors, recreational aides, residential advisors, safety marshals, and student tour guides. 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. SGA members also have the responsibility to: • Be a positive role model to the other students. • Assist in the decision-making process with the Center Director and Senior Management Team relating to policies affecting student life on and off campus. • Develop leadership skills. • Practice self-government and have input on center policies. • Learn and practice positive leadership and socialization skills. • Assist with tours on center. • Work with all departments through the SGA Committees. • Host activities for the student body. • Work closely with the Business-Community Liaison to bridge the gap between the Job Corps program and the community. 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.

Cultural Clubs

Fitness Club

The goal of the Fitness Club is to spread education and awareness about the importance and joy of exercise and an active lifestyle. Through fun, games, and exercise routines the club seeks to enhance the strength, flexibility, of its members, and foster a lifelong commitment to health and activity.

Gamer's Club

Gamers Club provides a venue for students to connect and compete in a variety of interactive board game, RPGs, and other social games, particularly those that develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills. In addition to being a fun way to blow off some steam between studying and classes, it’s a great way to meet people who share your interest in gaming.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Fostering positive relationships with the communities our centers are in is a key part of what Job Corps does. This can mean performing work in the neighborhood that aligns with a student's career pathway, such as building new playgrounds, patching up sidewalks, or cleaning up parks. At the Hawaii Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work: • Hawaii Food Bank
JOB CORPS BENEFITS
Job Corps provides, at no cost to you, any materials and supplies (i.e., books, workbooks, testing materials, specialized and safety equipment) you'll need to complete your academic and career training programs.
For students with dependent children, you may authorize $5, $10, or $15 to be deducted from your living allowance for childcare. Whichever amount you choose, Job Corps' contribution matches five times your contribution. For example, when you contribute $5, the center contributes $25 for a total allotment of $30. A check for the total allotment will be sent to your child's caregiver.
Centers issue, at not cost to you, the uniforms, specialized and safety equipment, and clothing necessary to participate in your career technical training program. After you have been in Job Corps for 30 to 90 days, you will be eligible to receive a clothing allowance of $100 to purchase additional personal clothing items. After that, students within 90 days of graduation from Job Corps can receive an additional $125, and students who enroll in Advanced Training are eligible for an additional $100.
Nutritious and well-balanced meals are prepared daily in the center's cafeteria at no cost to you. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and an evening snack are served Monday through Friday. Brunch and dinner are served on weekends and holidays.
Our wellness center is open daily for basic medical, dental, optometrist, and mental health services which are provided for FREE to you. Our staff of professionals provides basic health care services on a walk-in basis before class and during lunch hours. Appointments with the physician, nurse practitioner, dentist, or mental health consultant are scheduled by the nurse. Upon arrival to our center, you will receive a physical examination which includes HIV and drug testing, immunization updates, and a dental examination. The wellness center also provides 24-hour emergency medical services. Weight management, smoking cessation, pregnancy prevention, and other health-related programs. Information and support groups are provided to students with a history of drug and/or alcohol issues. Outside resources are also available to help you maintain a clean and sober lifestyle while at Job Corps, as well as to assist you in making good lifestyle choices in the home and workplace.
Job Corps pays you a living allowance in cash twice a month. New and readmitted students receive arrival pay in the amount of a $25. After that, the amount of your base pay depends on the number of days you are eligible for payment. For days 1-182, you receive $25 every two weeks. After 183 days, pay is increased to $35. Just like a real job, taxes are deducted, and you'll receive a W-2 at the end of each year.
Students who live off campus are provided free transportation to and from our center.
Campus Safety
Campus safety

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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