Student Government Association
The 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.
Academic/Career Technical Training Committee
Behavior Management Officer (BMO) Committee
Center Beautification Committee
The mission of the Center Beautification Committee is simple: To bring students and staff together to make the Center a beautiful and welcoming place for all. All students are welcome to join and take part in the club’s activities.
Food Service Committee
Job Corps Food Service Committees provide a forum for students to offer suggestions for menu planning and dining room operations. Job Corps boasts a diverse population, making diverse and authentic cuisine a necessity on most centers. Therefore, a diverse group of students who wish to express their views and those of their peers can make a positive impact on any center's food service program through participation in a food service committee.
(female mentoring group)
Men of Valor
The Men of Valor’s mission is to attract, recognize, reward, and advance student success by teaching leadership concepts to the young men of Job Corps. The organization promotes intellectual growth, cultural enrichment, and social development as values to be upheld. Along the way, members will learn team-building concepts, critical goal-setting skills, and proper etiquette in the business arena, and will put these concepts into practice through community service projects. The Men of Valor seek to foster brotherhood, service, character, heritage, truth, and knowledge in the young men of Job Corps.
Student input is a critical part of our recreation program. Each dorm has representatives on the Recreation Committee where students are encouraged to submit ideas for new and different activities.
Residential/ Nonresidential Committee
Safety and Security Committee
As people who live and work at the center every day, our students have special insight into what needs to be done to make the center a safe and healthy working and living environment for students, staff, and visitors. That is why their input is so valuable, and it’s why we invite students to join the center’s Safety and Security Committee.
The committee is responsible for implementing and monitoring the center’s Safety Program.
Typical duties might include:
- Work and living space inspections
- Developing safe work practices across career pathways
- Facilitating safety training
The Committee also can help promote other activities that encourage students to support the center’s safety program.
Fostering positive relationships with the communities our centers are in 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 Detroit Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:
- Cass Community Social Services
- Forgotten Harvest
- Gleaners Community Food Bank
- John D. Dingell Veterans Administration Medical Center