Center Life

A typical day at Gary 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.


Gary Job Corps boasts one of the best recreation programs in Job Corps.  Students find our recreational activities to be a fun and exciting way to socialize or just relax at the end of the day.  We offer traditional sports, activities, and even a game room for student enjoyment!

We value our student's feedback by conducting regular surveys to improve our recreational programs.  Students are always welcome to make suggestions for new or existing activities to any of our recreational staff.


Job Corps is committed to offering all students and staff a safe and secure environment.  That's why we have a Zero Tolerance Policy.  Any student who breaks this policy will be dismissed immediately from Job Corps.

Mentoring Program

When new students arrive at our center, they have breakfast with designated management staff.  This program helps students adapt to life at Job Corps and create bonds with center staff to ensure our students' success.

Panther Club

The Panthers are the "high status" positive students on campus. The Panther Club is for all students; students are either "active" or "inactive".  All club members are expected to provide monitoring, modeling, and mentoring to gain status.  Panther Club leaders and members model positive behavior and play a major role in the operation of the center.

Community Business Meetings

Community business meetings are held to bring students and staff together.  These meetings are designed to honor student achievements and to keep everyone up to date about center information.

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Page last updated: Tuesday, March 31, 2015