Background Check Services
Our background check services are available BY APPOINTMENT ONLY by calling 440-350-2563 x 788; appointment hours are Monday -Thursday 9:15 AM to 1:15 PM. Everyone must stay in their vehicle and call 440-350-2563 x788 upon arrival. All visitors who wish to enter our building must wear a mask. Please continue to check our website for updates. Thank you! 
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Vocational Education Programs

ESC of the Western Reserve Vocational Programs provides transition-to-work services for all students with disabilities. Through these program services, students will learn employability skills that are necessary for obtaining/securing competitive employment. These program services include;
An elective course that provides a community environment to explore career interests while learning/practicing soft skills with the support of a program teacher and job coaches.

  • Work Study Course
  • Transition Student Consult-job search, interview preparation, & employment placement
  • Career Assessment
  • Student Internships


Project Search is a High School Transition Program that is a one year internship for students with disabilities, in their last year of High School. The student's will participate in three internships to explore a variety of career paths. 


Unique Like Me is a storefront vocational skills training site. The store is operated solely by the ESC staff and students. All items that are in the store are made by the students. In addition, the students fully participate in the operation of the retail setting including greeting the customers, keeping the store clean, tracking the inventory, and running the cash register. 


Contact Information
Jaina Gandolfi
Jaina Gandolfi
Director of Vocational Programs
Participating Districts
Berkshire, Cardinal, Chardon, Chagrin Falls, Kenston, Madison, Mentor, Newbury, Painesville City, Perry, & West Geauga. 
Program Class Locations
Cardinal, Gaitway High School, Kenston, Lakeland Community College 
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Transition Resources
Educational Service Center of the Western Reserve

8221 Auburn Road, Concord Township, Ohio 44077
Phone: 440.350.2563
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