Center Life

A typical day at David L. Carrasco 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.


David L. Carrasco 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.

Some of the activities we offer on center are:

  • Art contests (safety posters, student birthday cards, and Christmas cards)
  • Roller skating  
  • Chess team competitions
  • Dances
  • Holiday events (Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s Day)
  • Intramural games (basketball, soccer, flag football, volleyball, and softball)
  • Picnics

We also schedule activities off center, including:

  • Bowling
  • Jogging
  • Sports competitions with other schools and agencies
  • Yoga classes

Off Center Trips

We also organize trips to area attractions and events, such as:

  • Carlsbad Caverns
  • Chamizal Theater
  • El Paso Chihuahuas baseball games
  • El Paso Museum of Art
  • El Paso Symphony
  • El Paso Zoo 
  • University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) sporting events
  • VIVA! El Paso
  • Western Playland Amusement Park
  • Wet N’ Wild Water Park


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, December 31, 2015