Student Government AssociationThe Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of our students and plays a key role in the operation of the center. We encourage all of our students to join the SGA.
The SGA Council is composed of Executive Board officers, Vocational Representatives, and Area Student Leaders. The Executive Board members are the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Community Coordinator. Vocational Representatives are student leaders representing each career training program on center. The Area Student Leaders are mentors, recreational aides, residential advisors, safety marshals, and student tour guides.
In their weekly meetings, SGA representatives make recommendations to the Center Director about rules affecting students including enforcement of rules. The Center Director also consults with the SGA before introducing new rules for students.
SGA members also 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.
After 30 days of enrollment at our center, you may apply for the Leadership Training Class. After you complete three weeks of leadership training, you can apply for SGA membership.
Chess ClubThe game of chess develops strategy, anticipation, and awareness skills that can help players in situations far away from the chess board, but the reason we like to play it is simply because it is fun. The Chess Club gives students a chance to play friendly games of chess against their peers in a low-stress environment. All levels are welcome.
Music ClubOur musically-inclined students (or those who want to be musically-inclined) are invited to join our center's Music Club. We have a variety of musical instruments club members can choose from, including their voices, and meetings are spent blowing off some steam and having fun with musical expression. All skill levels and musical genres are welcome.
Native American Club
Poetry ClubPoets are artists who paint and sculpt with their words. They can use their language to convey ideas, emotions, and concepts in a way that reach a listener’s heart as well as their head.
At Poetry Club, we think everyone has a poet inside them with something to say, and we bring students together to discover their own unique voice. Along the way, members will pick up important public speaking and literacy skills. Most importantly, the club is about having fun with other students and learning new ways to express and inspire with words.
Weightlifting ClubThe purpose of the Weightlifting Club is to introduce students to the benefits of strength training.
The club brings together people of all skill levels who all have an interest in weightlifting and provides an organization where students can meet to lift with each other, push each other to reach their goals, and get advice on how to continue training.
COMMUNITY SERVICEFostering positive relationships with the communities our centers reside is a key part of what Job Corps does. This can mean performing work in the neighborhood that aligns with a student's career pathway, such as building new playgrounds, patching up sidewalks, or cleaning up parks. At the Albuquerque Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:
• Angels of Love
• North & South Valley Senior Citizens
• Special Olympics
• Weems Art Festival
• Youth Development Inc.
• Zoological Society