St. Louis Job Corps Center is located in St. Louis, MO, on a former military facility. The St. Louis Center houses 440 residential students and 80 nonresidential students. It offers vocational training in 12 trades, a high school equivalency program, 2 online high school diploma programs and a college certification/degree program through St. Louis Community College. St. Louis also offers an Advanced Transportation and Rail Mechanical Training program. The majority of the students are from the St. Louis metropolitan area.
The St. Louis Center sits on 17 acres and is located just a short drive from the Gateway Arch and St. Louis Union Station. The Center is targeted for significant federal investment, with plans to update and modernize the campus. The Department of Labor plans to rehab Center buildings that are no longer in use and reorganize the setup of the facility to create an outdoor recreation space.
Students can participate in the Student Government Association, peer leadership classes, seasonal sports teams and various student clubs. They also enjoy educational field trips, job site visits and offsite recreational activities such as zoo trips, trips to Grant Farm, park visits, laser tag, shopping and movies. Onsite recreational offerings include arts & crafts, yoga, leatherworking, a sound room for audio production, a music room, a media room and a recreation room with pool tables and foosball.
Students are active members of the St. Louis community and support organizations such as Better Family Life, the Hamilton Heights Neighborhood Association and the Covenant House of Eastern Missouri through beautification projects, community gardens and assistance to those with disabilities.