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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.

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 Ohians 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 

Graduate Spotlights

Job training students

Contact Information

Jaina Gandolfi
Jaina Gandolfi
Director, Vocational Programs

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!