Center Director: Vanessa Williams


The Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center offers students a college-like setting in a residential area of Memphis. The center, which has one residence hall on campus, has an enrollment of 312 students. Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center also has an on-center child care facility.

Training and education are offered in the following career technical areas:

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Carpentry
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Computer Service Technician
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Material Distribution Operations
  • Medical Office Support

Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center has partnerships with local employers to give students real-life work experience while training. Students can further their educations through the center’s partnerships with Southwest Tennessee Community College and the Tennessee Technology Center.

On campus, students participate in a variety of activities including arts and crafts and athletics such as basketball, flag football, softball and tennis. Students may take a role in the classroom ambassador program or become recreation or residence hall leaders.


Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center

1555 McAlister Drive

Memphis, TN 38116

(901) 396-2800