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9th Grade Career Readiness Program






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9th Grade Career Readiness Program

Program Highlights
Empowers you to be a leader in your two-year career technical program | Working knowledge of a variety of tools and technologies | Lab atmosphere that concentrates on individual and team accomplishments | Familiarity with safety procedures in all lab situations | Concentration on career activities

Program Description

The Career Readiness Program is designed for 9th-grade students who would excel in a hands-on career-based high school experience.

As a high school freshman, you begin to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for acceptance into our junior and senior programs. You spend four quarters in the Career Readiness program learning appropriate safety procedures, using different types of equipment, obtaining skills, and using projects and career modules to help you focus on a successful program choice for your junior year.

Placement is based on the program selections from your Lorain County JVS application and current availability. 

Students qualified to enroll in this program are:

  • Freshmen
  • 14 years old
  • Have 0 to 3 high school credits

To be considered for this program a student must have:

  • A school counselor recommendation
  • A Lorain County JVS application on file

Upon completion of the Career Readiness Program, you can apply to the 10th-grade Career Exploration Program and continue your journey with Lorain County JVS!

Teacher Information

Amanda Atterholt
CRL/CE Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 ext. 22235

Mathias Hauck
CRL/CE Instructor
Phone:  (440) 774-1051 ext. 22232

Debra Dohner
CRL/CE Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 ext. 22235
[email protected] 
Jim Munchick
CRL/CE Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 ext. 22336

Laura Eland
CRL/CE Instructor
Phone:  (440) 774-1051 ext. 22501

Jeremy Peth
CRL/CE Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 ext. 22354
[email protected] 
Shayla Greer
CRL/CE Instructor
Phone:  (440) 774-1051 ext. 22451

Eric Robson
CRL/CE Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 ext. 22339
[email protected] 

Program of Study

Lab: 3 Credits
English: 1 Credit
Science: 1 Credit
Math: 1 Credit
Social Studies: 1 Credit

Students also have the opportunity to complete 1/2 credit in Physical Education and 1/2 credit of Health.

Program Fees
There are no tool kit or student fees associated with this program.

Employment Resources
Strong partnerships between the JVS and business and industry help students gain work experience through work-based learning experiences, the JVS Summer Internship Program, and senior early job placement. The JVS is committed to helping successful graduates find employment in their career field. A detailed explanation of the student eligibility requirements for these experiences is included in the student handbook.

The JVS maintains an online job board to help connect students and alumni to local employment opportunities. The JVS website also hosts links to online resources for labor market data, as well as statewide and national career information
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