Two students playing softball

Center Life

A typical day at Guthrie 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.


Guthrie 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. Our students enjoy cookouts and other outdoor activities throughout the spring and summer. We also provide swimming lessons for students who do not know how to swim.

Off Center Trips

Every weekend, we provide a number of choices for off center trips. These trips include horseback riding, bowling, movies, museums, golf at a local golf course, rodeos, go-cart rides, miniature golf, and other activities around the Oklahoma area.

Organized Sports

We have a men's softball, a women's softball team, and a co-ed softball team that compete against other Job Corps centers as well as in a local league. We have men's and women's basketball teams that play against teams from other Job Corps centers. We also have intramural basketball games and volleyball games on center.

Social Events

We have events on and off center such as dances and comedy shows. We also hold talent shows where our students can share their talents with others. We also occasionally have fashion shows where our students can model clothing provided by a local department store.

Arts and Crafts

Our Arts and Crafts program teaches students how to use inexpensive materials to make decorative items for their homes. This program incorporates crafts that students can use to spend quality time with their children after they leave Job Corps.

Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association (SGA) is led by six officers elected by the student body through elections that are held each year in the spring and fall. The SGA meets every week and works closely with our staff and other student leaders to manage our center. The SGA is responsible for volunteer activities and fundraising activities. SGA members also act as public relations representatives in our community.

Each SGA officer receives extensive training in leadership by participating in a weekend training retreat. Throughout their terms, SGA officers learn skills that help them to become more successful in their future careers.


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.