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Center Life

A typical day at Tulsa 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 socialize 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.

Normative Culture and Guided Group Interaction

Career Management Teams (CMT) is a way of life at Tulsa Job Corps. This Career Management Teams are based upon Normative Culture principles. It is a step by step approach of using the elements of group dynamics and the peer group to help students progress toward adopting Pro-social behavior, Academic and Career Technical Training success.

Tulsa Job Corps Center strongly believes that a positive center culture of leadership has a direct correlation to positive student individualized growth and center performance.

Tulsa Job Corps center life encompasses all phases of the Career Development Services System. We ensure that students receive the support services and benefits necessary for successful participation in the Job Corps program. We have established uniform systems to foster and account for the participation and achievement of program participants.


Tulsa Job Corps Center offers a comprehensive recreation program designed with all students in mind. The following are just a few of the fun activities provided free to our students:

  • Billiards
  • Chess Club
  • Computer resource center
  • Etiquette classes
  • HEALS (Healthy Eating Initiative Program)
  • Instruction in arts and crafts
  • Intramural sports
  • Ropes
  • Roller Skating
  • Sewing Club
  • Team building activities
  • Trips to cultural events in the Tulsa-metro area
  • Trips to movie theaters
  • Trips to performing arts programs
  • Weekly bowling trips to include league participation
  • WNBA (Tulsa Shock) 

Student Government Association (SGA)

Tulsa Job Corps students have an opportunity to get involved in the SGA on our center. The SGA is the voice of our students and is very involved in the operation of the center including implementing and modeling a Positive Normative Culture.

SGA members 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.

There are seven SGA Executive Board Members who meet regularly with the Center Director and Senior Management Team. These students strive for excellence, are goal achievers, and are members of the SGA.

Community Involvement

Tulsa Job Corps Center and its students continually provide service to the community in numerous ways. The center supports Meals on Wheels, blood drives, food drives, local shelters, Breast Cancer Awareness, Walk for Diabetes, Habitat for Humanity, Groundhog Job Shadow Day, Juneteenth celebration, and a host of other activities. The support and commitment to these activities strengthen the leadership of our students.


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: Tuesday, August 04, 2015