Career prep students meet with faculty

About Us Who we are & what we do

From 1964 to today, job corps
helps young people succeed

from 1964 to today, job corps

helps young people succeed

Job Corps Mission
Job Corps Mission

Finch-Henry Job Corps Center

(662) 563-4656 phone
(662) 563-1644 fax

Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 to 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training. The Job Corps program is authorized by Title I-C of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (supersedes WIA 1998). For more information about the Job Corps program at a national level, please visit our Official Public Web Site.

Atlanta Regional Office

(404) 302-5400 phone
(404) 302-5415 fax

At Finch-Henry Job Corps Center, we support the Job Corps program's mission of teaching eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and placing them in meaningful jobs or further education.

To help achieve this, Finch-Henry Job Corps Center is overseen by the Atlanta Regional Office of Job Corps and is operated by MINACT, Inc.. Our Center Director is Cordella Smith.

Our Center's History
Finch-Henry Job Corps Center first opened in 1981 as the Batesville Job Corps Center. The center name was changed in October 2009 to honor Charles C. "Cliff" Finch, a former governor of the state of Mississippi, and Dr. Aaron Henry, a leader of the civil rights movement. Both played a significant role in the selection of Batesville, Mississippi, as the site of a new Job Corps center in the late 1970s.

The jury is no longer "out" on the Job Corps. The verdict has been rendered, and the verdict is "well done" -- "well done" U.S. Congress, "well done" U.S. industry, U.S. labor, U.S. philanthropy, U.S. taxpayers, U.S. workers!

Job Corps Founder
Center Director

Director bio coming soon.