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Job Training Program

Job Training Program

Program Highlights
Authentic Work Opportunities, Both School-Based and Community-Based | Daily Job Skill-Related Lessons | Service Projects and Community Outings | Simulated Work Settings

Program Description
The Job Training Program is a one-year training program that requires a special recommendation from the student's school counselor.

The Job Training Program assists students in understanding their abilities, provides work opportunities that will help a student work to their individual potential, and helps students match their goals with realistic training programs, employment opportunities, and independent living options.

Students learn basic work skills such as following written or sample directions; staying on task; working with good speed and quality in order to meet deadlines; being on time and staying on schedule; and soft skills such as appropriate communication with co-workers, supervisors, and employees from other departments.

Teacher Information

Victoria Santiago
High School
Job Training Program Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 ext. 22224

Program of Study

Lab: 3 Credits
Related: 1 Credit
English: 1 Credit
Math1 Credit
Civics: 1 Credit

Lab: 3 Credits
Related: 1 Credit
English: 1 Credit
Math1 Credit
Science: 1 Credit

Electives are subject to availability and will be scheduled through your counselor.   

Students follow their weekly schedules and report to their assigned job stations each day. Job stations may include cleaning and recycling; office jobs; work boxes; and volunteer work opportunities. 

Cleaning and Recycling

Students manage the JTP recycling program by picking up and sorting recycled materials from the blue bins in assigned classrooms. Students follow a written recycling schedule and navigate the LCJVS building. Students also clean the cafeteria after all three lunch periods. This includes emptying trash cans, wiping down tables, and cleaning trash off the floors. 

Office Jobs

Students use the shredder; remove staples and paper clips prior to shredding; and use the Ellison machine, laminator, and copy machine to fill orders for LCJVS staff. Students complete collating and packaging tasks, and if necessary, pick up and deliver requested orders. Students also learn important computer skills such as data entry and order processing using unique computer software that tracks their progress and increases difficulty level over time. 

Work Boxes

Students practice basic job skills such as sorting, packing, collating, organizing, and following directions using the classroom work boxes. Time and accuracy are assessed and compared over time. Students are in charge of keeping track of workboxes that have been completed and work boxes that need to be done. 

Community Work - Goodwill

Students spend two afternoons per week working at the Goodwill store in Oberlin. Students work in the back of the store sorting and organizing books, movies, games, shows, and clothing. Students also work in the front of the store sorting and organizing clothing based on color and size. Students spend time interacting with co-workers and supervisors and practicing following directions and asking questions.

Community Work - Friendship Animal Protective League

Students spend one afternoon per week at the Friendship APL in Elyria. Students work in the cat room, cleaning cat “condos,” emptying litter boxes, and making sure the cats are fed and cared for. Students might also have the opportunity to sort donations, learn cat and dog grooming skills, and walk dogs. 

Community Work - General

Students spend time in the community observing jobs and participating in social activities. These experiences include Hillcrest Apple Orchard and Pumpkin Patch, Pizza Hut, Dairy Twist, and the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

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

Competency Profile
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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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