Training in job-seeking skills, resume writing and interviewing techniques is incorporated in our occupational education programs. Lorain County JVS’s Career Services Specialist and the students’ program instructor are available for job placement assistance. Individual program placement data is also available for review on the JVS website. Program placement figures are one area of annual review and evaluation that drives program improvement.
Lorain County JVS is committed to helping students achieve employment in their career fields. Workshops and/or individual advisement is provided to students in the following areas:
- Resume Writing and Revision
- Interviewing Techniques
- Online Job Search
- Networking for Employment
- Job Fairs
- Professional Organizations, Labor Unions & Apprenticeship Programs
- Industry Trends
Placement Services are coordinated by the Career Services Specialist at the Lorain County JVS. Placement services including job related advising, job-readiness workshops and job opening identification are offered to all students enrolled in a Council on Occupational Education (COE) approved training program. Placement services are ongoing, provided an individual professionally handles referrals, keeps scheduled interviews and leaves positions with proper notice.
The Career Services Specialist will work with instructors and students to ensure that each student has a professional resume. The Specialist will assist with the identification of available job openings, help with securing externship opportunities as required by specific programs and provide support throughout the placement process.
The Career Services Specialist will use contacts made during Advisory Committee meetings, Lorain County Chamber’s events and other employer-based gatherings to generate job leads and build employer relationships. The Specialist maintains the JVS’s Online Job Board, notifies program instructors of relevant job orders when they are posted, and reminds students and alumni to check the Job Boad for postings via newsletters and social media sites. By staying in contact with Ohio-Means-Jobs (OMJ) staff, Lorain County’s one-stop employment and training system, the Specialist will identify available jobs and externship opportunities and also check social media and websites to remain aware of available jobs for JVS students.
All Adult Career Center students will be encouraged to register as alumni and can opt-in to receiving emails containing information on JVS events and available job openings that are posted at www.lcjvs.com under "Employment". Alumni are also encouraged to register with Ohio-Means-Jobs to expand their job-seeking opportunities.
Strong partnerships between the Lorain County JVS and the business community ensure that adult students are better prepared to meet the demands of the workplace. Many opportunities exist for employers to influence curriculum planning and implementation and participate in hiring students which will improve the training offered at the JVS. Employer involvement ultimately means that employers will continue to have access to a pool of highly-skilled JVS graduates for their workforce.