Center Life

A typical day at Iroquois Job Corps is full of activities to assist our student employees prepare for the real world. Student employees rise early and spend the majority of their day receiving academic and hands-on career technical training.

We have an extended training day of tutoring, classes, committees, and activities. There are lights out policies and a curfew. The expectations are: keep your room clean, do assigned chores, attend classes, and attend mandatory meetings. We have high standards, and no horseplay, fighting, drugs, nor alcohol is allowed. All student employees must treat each other and staff with respect. We live by six Core Values: Individual Accountability, Growth, Integrity, Respect, Safety, and Commitment. The rules are established to maintain a safe, pleasant and comfortable place for you to live, work, and learn.


Iroquois Job Corps boasts one of the best recreation programs in the nation. Student employees 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.

Some of the activities we offer on site are basketball, softball, pool tables, arts and crafts, volleyball, soccer, flag football, tournaments, table top games, bingo,  and dances. We also schedule off-center trips to the movie theater, restaurants, malls, concerts, swimming, festivals, museums, and cultural sites at no additional cost to our student employees.

We have male and female teams that compete in the Job Corps basketball and softball leagues. Our student employees can also participate in the Medina Men's Softball League, and we participate in a co-ed volleyball league.

Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of our student employees and is very involved in the operation of the center. We encourage all student employees to complete advanced leadership training and join the SGA. Our SGA hosts many events including dances, birthday parties, talent shows, bonfires, fashion shows, spirit week, Keep the Peace Movement, and many volunteer projects in our local community.

Performance Incentive System

Our student employees receive regular performance evaluations that determine their incentive position at the Iroquois Job Corps Center. The Performance Merit System consists of five positions:

  • New Hire (Upon entry to 45 days)
  • Probationary (Needs Improvement)
  • Position 2 (Meets Expectations)
  • Position 3 (Exceeds Expectations)
  • Position 4 (Outstanding Performance)

Student employees receive various incentives, which can include dinner parties, days off, store coupons, and Iroquois Job Corps logo clothing, based on the positions they earn.

Community Involvement

Iroquois Job Corps student employees are very active in the local community by completing internships and volunteering on many community projects. Our center has partnered with many local organizations such as the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, Medina Lion's Club, Orleans Community Health, Community Action, etc.


Job Corps is committed to offering all student employees a safe and secure environment. That's why we have a Zero Tolerance Policy for violence, drugs, bullying and gang affiliation. Any student employee who violates this policy will be dismissed immediately from Job Corps. The center has strict anti-bullying and anti-gang policies.

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Page last updated: Wednesday, October 28, 2015