Center Life

A typical day at Muhlenberg 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.


Muhlenberg 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. These activities include:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Board games
  • Billiards/pool
  • Dances
  • Weightlifting

We also offer traditional sports such as basketball, softball, and volleyball. We also have a choir group that performs at many local functions and a rhythm step team.

Off Center Trips

Various trips off center are scheduled during the week and on weekends. These trips allow students to visit local attractions and events such as:

  • Amusement parks
  • Bowling
  • Concerts
  • Laser tag
  • Museums
  • Movies
  • Shopping malls

Church trips are available every Sunday to various services in our local community. Some churches can pick up students at the center with their church vans.

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of our students and is very involved in the operation of the center. Its responsibilities include:

  • Administering the Student Benefit Fund, which is used to purchase items that
    benefit all our students
  • Working with recreation staff to provide leisure time activities for students

SGA members have the opportunity to participate in center committee meetings and propose changes to center rules. Students are encouraged to speak to an SGA representative about concerns or ideas for activities.


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.

Return to top of page Return to top of page

Page last updated: Monday, August 24, 2015