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Job Training WEST

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.

Graduate Spotlights

Marin Frank

District: Kenston
Favorite Job Sites: Geauga County Public Library Administration Center and Kent State University. 
Most valuable thing learned in job training: How to do my jobs. 
Post Graduation Plans: Working at the Two Café in Bainbridge.
Is there anything that you would like to share with students who are considering joining the Job Training Program?
It is fun and there are nice friends.

Job Training student Marin Frank

 

Catherine Gordos

District: Chagrin Falls High School
Favorite Job Sites: Geauga County Public Library, Parkside, and Rescue Village. 
Most valuable thing learned in job training: To work as a team and how to use professional behavior with customers. 
Post Graduation Plans: I am hoping to return to my previous employer Natural Essentials, or look for another warehouse job with the help of OOD. 
Is there anything that you would like to share with students who are considering joining the Job Training Program? 
Enjoy your time and learn what you can. It can make a big impact on yourself. 

Job training student graduate Catherine Gordos

Colin Parrish

District: Chagrin Falls High School
Favorite Job Sites: Bainbridge Zoning Department, Geauga County Public Library, Kinetico and Berkshire Board of Education. 
Most valuable thing learned in job training: Being independent, resourceful and taking pride in my work. 
Post Graduation Plans: Looking for a clerical job with the support of OOD. 
Is there anything that you would like to share with students who are considering joining the Job Training Program? 
Try to do your best at what you do. Work as a team with your job coaches and other students. 

Job training student graduate Colin Parrish

Travel Training with Geauga Transit

The student in Job Training Program West participated in travel training on May 14th & 17th. Students learned about using Geauga Transit and took a short ride on the bus. Geauga Transit services can be scheduled from 6:00AM– 9:00PM Monday through Friday by calling 888-287-7190 with the date, time and addresses for your trip. Geauga Transit services are available at a reduced rate for those with a disability. To receive this discount riders must complete the application for a reduced fare that can be found by clicking application on the FAQ page http://www.geaugatransit.org/Home/FAQs#reduced%20fare

Students enjoyed learning more about this valuable service available throughout all of the county.

Our job training students participated in travel training with the Geauga Transit

Our job training students participated in travel training with the Geauga Transit 
Our job training students participated in travel training with the Geauga Transit

Students working at Job training Sites

Contact Information

Jaina Gandolfi
Jaina Gandolfi
Director, Vocational Programs, Parent Mentor

Participating Districts

 Kenston, Newbury, & West Geauga

Job Training Flyers

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