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Join Lorain County JVS for our upcoming events - Homecoming on Saturday, October 21 from 11am to 2pm and Open House on Sunday, November 19 from 12pm to 3pm. Registration is required.
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Programs We Offer

Welcome to the Lorain County JVS Adult Career Center

Career Development Programs

  • Provides education and training for job entry and advancement.
  • Provides placement and employability skills assistance.
  • Provides an opportunity to earn skilled trade certifications/credentials.
  • Provides eligible students funding options for qualified programs.
    • Federal Pell Grants, Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA)
    • Ohio Means Jobs (OMJ)
    • Veterans' Education Assistance (VA)
    • Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) Short-term Certificate Grant
    • Scholarships
    • Payment plans
    • Employer paid tuition
    • Other

Program Catalog

Adult Diploma Program

Free high school diploma and a career credential! The Adult Diploma Program is for adults 20+ years old who are serious about earning a high school diploma and industry credentials in one of Ohio’s in-demand careers. This program is free to those who qualify. 

Customized Training for Employers

Are you looking to up-skill your workforce and grow your company, but not sure where to start? Are you worried about the cost and the time it would take? We are here to help.

The Lorain County JVS offers short-term customized training for your workforce in Manufacturing, Automotive, Healthcare, and more. Our experienced instructors are able to create a training program to fit your exact needs, and training is held at a time and place that is convenient for you.

Personal Enrichment and Special Interest

Personal Enrichment and Special Interest courses are designed to promote personal growth and development.  We provide personal enrichment courses in Auto Body Repair and Painting, Automotive, Building Trades, Health & Beauty, Information Technology and Manufacturing.  


Lorain County Community College and Lorain County JVS partner on several programs that are hosted at Lorain County JVS' campus in Oberlin, OH. 

Apprentice Training Programs

The Adult Career Center offers apprenticeship training programs in conjunction with the Bureau of Apprenticeship Training.  

PD Courses for Educators

In partnership with Ashland University, Education-to-Go, and Gatlin Education, Lorain County JVS Adult Career Center offers professional development opportunities for educators. 

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