Tuesday, April 15, 2008



Located in the Cherokee National Forest near the Virginia border, Jacobs Creek Job Corps Center is a great place to get an education and train for your career. The campus is within easy driving distance of Bristol, Kingsport and Johnson City, Tenn., and is situated in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

Education and Training

• High school diploma program

• GED program

• Hands-on training in your chosen trade

• Personalized career development plan

• Work-based learning opportunities

Dorm Life

• Approximately 225 students live at the center.

• There are four dorms on campus.

• Men and women live in separate dorms.

• Students have up to seven roommates.

• Dorms have lounge areas with televisions and table games.

Fun Things To Do On-Center

• Arts and crafts

• Billiards

• Choir

• Gymnasium

• Olympic-size swimming pool

• Softball field

• Weight room


• Aerobics

• Basketball

• Soccer

• Softball

• Swimming

• Tennis

• Track

• Volleyball Around Town

• Cultural sites

• Movies

• Restaurants

• Shopping

Be a LeaderStudents participate in many leadership opportunities, such as:

• Community service projects

• Drill Team

• Explorer Scouts

• Fire Team

• Gold Club

• Leadership training

• Rams Club

• Student Government Association
Real Work Experience

Jacobs Creek Job Corps Center partners with employers to give students real work experience.

• Baker Construction

• Byrd and Goff Masonry

• Damon’s

• Fabricraft

• Gregory Construction

• J.A. Street & Associates


• Pioneer Optical

• Woods Paint Shop