Admission to educational programs accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE) is open to students 18 years or older who hold a high school diploma or GED and are looking to enter or re-enter the workforce or start a new career. These requirements may be waived if the student is enrolling in a specially designated program such as the Adult Diploma Program (ADP) or programs designed to enhance a high school students’ credential attainment. All exceptions may require proper documentation and prior administrative approval.
Our Career Development Programs include placement assistance and employability skills training provided by Career Services. An ongoing database of available employment opportunities is maintained and made available to all job seekers. Job seekers are directed to potential employment opportunities based on their skills, training, and experience.
Students must provide their own hand tools when necessary. Various tests for certification are important to document the skills an individual has mastered. Certification is frequently required for many jobs, especially higher-paying positions. Some certification tests are part of the curriculum, but advanced testing may require additional costs.
Career Development Program graduates must attend 90% of scheduled classes and have satisfactorily completed all required coursework in order to receive a certificate of completion.
Approvals and Accreditation
The Lorain County JVS Adult Career Center is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. As a Career and Technical School District, all LCJVS Career Development programs are approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The Lorain County JVS Adult Career Center is a proud member of the University Systems of Ohio and is an Ohio Technical Center. The school is governed by a local board of education made up of members appointed from area school districts and local business and industry.