Kittrell Job Corps Center is a located in Vance County, approximately 30 miles north of Raleigh, NC. The Kittrell Center houses 300 residential students and 50 non-residential students. It offers vocational training in 6 trades, a GED program, online high school diploma programs and college certifications/degrees through Vance-Granville Community College. Kittrell also offers an Advanced Human Service Worker program. The majority of students are from North Carolina.
The Kittrell Center sits on 50 acres and is just a short drive from the city of Henderson. The Center is located on the former site of Kittrell College, a historically black college established by the African Methodist Episcopal Church, which closed in 1975. Many of its facilities are still used by Kittrell Job Corps Center today.
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 trips to the indoor trampoline park, shopping, laser tag, movies, museums and bowling. Onsite recreational offerings include weight training, aerobics, pool, arts & crafts, bingo, a media room and an outdoor basketball court.
Students actively participate in the local community through volunteerism at the ACTS Soup Kitchen, Salvation Army, Lifeline women’s Shelter, Warren County High School, Head Start, Vance County Senior Center and other community organizations.