Our cafeteria

Center Life

A typical day at Centennial 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.


Our recreation hall

Centennial 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.

During the week, we offer weight training classes, aerobic classes, billiards, ping pong, dodge ball, floor hockey, and board games. By participating in these activities during the week, students can earn points to pay for off center trips on the weekends. These trips include activities and events such as movie theaters, water parks, camping, snowboarding, paintball, shopping, and local sporting events.

Intramural Sports

We also have a year round intramural sports program for our students. Each dorm puts together a team to compete against other dorm teams in softball, soccer, flag football, volleyball, and basketball. Each sport season is four to six weeks long with a double elimination tournament at the end to determine which dorm receives the traveling trophy for the year.

Community Involvement

Opportunities are available year-round for our students to develop their leadership, employment, and social skills as they give back to their community. These events and activities include:

  • Hosting blood drives for the American Red Cross
  • Cooking holiday meals at the Boise Rescue Mission
  • Cleaning and power washing homes of low income residents as part of the Brush Up Nampa project
  • Volunteering on City of Nampa projects during Make a Difference Day
  • Providing support for Optimist Football
  • Catering for the annual Race to Robie Creek
  • Providing support for the 2008 and 2009 Winter Special Olympics


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.

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Page last updated: Thursday, April 30, 2015