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Job Training Programs

Job Training provides a work environment where students can explore a variety of careers while learning soft skills in a community job site.  This elective course offers half and full day work experience for students who are ready to practice their employability skills at a community job site alongside paid employees.  Students who work a full day have met all  academic requirements. Students work at different job sites throughout the school year.  These job sites are determined by the employer’s needs and students’ age  appropriate transition assessments. 

Program Outcomes & Benefits: 

  1.  Accredited JTC program with highly qualified teachers (TTW endorsement) 

  2. Customized employment options for all students 

  3. Over 50 employer partnerships in Geauga County 

  4. Students work within the county they go to school and live in

  5. Minimal time on bus, more time spent working 

  6. Job Placement within their home community 

  7. Successful transition from high school to adult services with continued partnerships with Opportunities for Ohian's with Disabilities (OOD) and Geauga County BDD (GCBDD)

  8. Ability to work with school district related service providers within employment settings near home school districts 

  9. Continued connections with districts for extra curricular activities (i.e. school athletics, dances, and school clubs)

  10. Train adult service job coaches to ensure student independence in the workplace 

  11. Teach and support families in the adult service process 

Job Training Students

Transition Consult I

TC I services are provided to students for the purpose of providing 1:1 individualized supports to help the student reach his/her current and/or post-secondary transition goals.  Examples of tasks completed may include:
  • Career interest and preference inventories
  • Resume/portfolio building
  • Job search skills instruction/assistance
  • Completing job applications
  • Aiding in employer follow-up
  • Making referrals to adult-service agencies
  • Career exploration

Transition Consult II

TC II services are provided to district staff for the purpose of transition support.  Services are individualized to meet the needs of the district.  Examples of support offered include (but are not limited to):
  • Reviewing IEPs for the purpose of compliance
  • Providing training about topics such as writing a transition plan, backwards planning, job coaching, data collection, etc. 
  • Development of course maps
  • Administerting student transition activities
  • Development of curriculum, transition activities, etc.
  • Building an AATA collection
  • Administerting AATAs
  • Assisting with making connections to adult service agencies 

Work Study

Students in the Work Study course receive school credit (up to 3 credits per school year) by participating in paid commmunity employment.  Participants are required to meet basic guidelines in order to receive credit including working a minimum of 5 hours per week, attending check-ins throughout the month with the TTW Coordinator, and submitting paystubs in order to verify employment.  See Work Study Guidelines for further information.

Contact Information

Jaina Gandolfi
Jaina Gandolfi
Director, Vocational Programs

Participating Districts

Job Training East: Cardinal & Chardon

Job Training West: Kenston, Chagrin Falls, and West Geauga

Job Training Flyers

One of our Job Training students created this flyer for us to market and secure more work!