Center Life

A typical day at Charleston 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 or spend their downtime studying. Most students are in bed by 10 PM in order to rest for the next day's tasks.


Charleston 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.

Charleston Job Corps Center Recreation Room imageWe offer traditional sports and games such as basketball, volleyball, softball, flag football, and soccer. We also provide opportunities for students to attend professional sporting activities as well as concerts and educational trips. Other recreational activities include arts and crafts, billiards, and trips to restaurants, movies, malls, concerts, and local cultural sites.

We also offer the following enrichment programs:

  • Basketball (girls and boys)
  • Football team
  • Ladies With A Vision
  • The Modern Man's Club
  • Cheerleading 
  • Poetry Club
  • Recreation Aides


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.