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Adult Career Center


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Career Development                                                                                                

Career Development programs are comprehensive educational training programs designed to help adult students prepare for meaningful career in today's leading occupations. Many of these programs are full-time, and all offer industry credentials and certifications upon completion.

Some training programs may be financial aid or ITA (Individual Training Account through OhioMeansJobs Lorain County) eligible. They require a high school diploma or GED. Certain programs may require drug testing and/or background checks prior to admission. Programs include placement assistance and employability skills training provided by the Career Services Office. 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, advanced testing may require additional costs.

Program graduates must attend 90% of scheduled classes and have satisfactorily completed all required coursework will receive a certificate of completion.

For further information regarding a Job Training Program contact the JVS Adult Career Center Office at (440) 774–1051 or (440) 986-6601 ext. 22254.

Skills Enhancement Programs

Skills Enhancement programs are designed to give an individual the professional development needed to stay current with changing industry trends and compete in a changing economy.

Special Interest Courses

Special Interest Courses are of general interest to many adults. Courses focus on leisure activities, hobbies, computers, recreation, fitness, and personal development. 

Online Courses

A wide range of highly interactive courses are offered. These convenient and affordable courses are delivered by instructors who are experts in their field.