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.
Anime Drawing Club
The Anime Club meets regularly to discuss, show, and promote anime as well as broaden Japanese cultural understanding. Any Anime fan is welcome to join. Our activities range from viewing and discussing Anime, playing games, or doing Anime-related art. From classics of the medium to the latest titles from Japan, whatever interests you about Anime and Manga is welcome here.
Ladies of Excellence
The Ladies of Excellence provides young women with a structured and supportive space to learn about healthy femininity and redefine what it means to be a strong woman. Challenging the images and dominant stories they see in the media, their communities, and across the globe, Ladies of Excellence encourages young women to look within and become their best selves.
Military Readiness Program
The center’s Military Readiness Program prepares students for leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. The ROTC's mission is to motivate young people to be better citizens. The program promotes graduation from high school and provides instructional opportunities which benefit the student, community, and nation.
Students who join the program will study leadership theory and application, the foundation for success, communication skills, citizenship, military customs and courtesies, physical training, drill, map reading, and military history.
Recreation Aide Committee
Student input is a critical part of our recreation program. Each dorm has aides on the Recreation Committee where students are encouraged to submit ideas for new and different activities.
Student Human Resource Office Committee
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 Turner Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:
- Chamber of Commerce
- Dougherty County Elementary Schools
- Keep Albany–Dougherty Beautiful
- Liberty House Domestic Violence Shelter
- Snickers Marathon
- Stash the Trash
- Turner Elementary School