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.
Members of the “Magic: The Gathering” Card Game Club go all in with their powers of concentration, strategy, bluffing, and luck to play Magic with like-minded students.
Our musically-inclined students (or those who want to be) are invited to join our center's Music Club. We have a variety of musical instruments club members can choose from, including their voices, and meetings are spent blowing off some steam and having fun with musical expression. All skill levels and musical genres are welcome.
Positive Center Culture Club
The Running Club is committed to encouraging running, walking, wheelchair racing, and related activities to educate students and the public to their benefits. Members come from all skill levels, and we put a special emphasis on runners and their safety. Above all, this club is about making running fun and motivating members to push through their goals and set new ones.
The purpose of the Weightlifting Club is to introduce students to the benefits of strength training.
The club brings together people of all skill levels who all have an interest in weightlifting and provides an organization where students can meet to lift with each other, push each other to reach their goals, and get advice on how to continue training.
Y2Y Eagles Club
Youth 2 Youth: Partners 4 Peace’s mission is to address what students can do about violence on their campuses and in their communities. By talking about violence and aggression and learning about how their peers have been affected by youth violence, members of this group are empowering one another to make a difference. And, most importantly, they are suggesting solutions.
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 Sierra Nevada Job Corps Center, it also means assisting the following organizations with their important work:
- Good Shepherd’s Clothes Closet
- Habitat for Humanity
- Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful
- Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission
- Sierra Safari Zoo
- SPCA of Northern Nevada
- Student mentoring program with Desert Heights Elementary School
- The Food Bank of Northern Nevada
- United Blood Services
- Veterans Guest House