Center Life

A typical day at Carville 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 relaxing with friends before dinner in the cafeteria. After dinner, students may do chores in their dorms or spend their downtime studying. Students are in bed by 10 PM in order to rest for the next day's tasks.


Carville 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 traditional sports and games such as flag football, basketball, volleyball, and softball.

We conduct regular monthly committee meeting with our students to get their feedback about our recreational programs. Of course, students are always welcome to make their suggestions for new or existing activities to any member of our recreation staff

Student Government

The Student Government Association (SGA) is instrumental in establishing positive norms which contribute to the center's overall positive normative culture. In addition to our SGA, we have eight student leadership committees; they are as follows:

  • Academic Committee
  • Diversity Committee
  • Food Service Committee
  • Recreation Committee
  • Residential Committee
  • Safety & Security Committee
  • Student/Cadet Committee
  • Wellness Committee


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: Thursday, February 20, 2014