About the Lorain County JVS

The Lorain County JVS provides career and technical education for both the high school and adult populations of Lorain County and surrounding communities. Through the many specialized programs offered, high school and adult learners are gaining the technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to be successful in high-demand careers.

Established in 1971, the JVS is one of the most recognized career-technical facilities in the state of Ohio offering some of the most exemplary, nationally accredited career development programs in the region. Located on a 100-acre campus on the corners of State Route 58 and 20 in Oberlin, Ohio, the JVS is one of the largest career-technical facilities in the state with the school district housing both a Career-Technical High School for grades 9-12, and an Adult Career Center.

The JVS serves high school students from the following 13 school districts: Amherst, Avon, Avon Lake, Clearview, Columbia, Elyria, Firelands, Keystone, Midview, North Ridgeville, Oberlin, Sheffield-Sheffield Lake and Wellington.

At the JVS, high school students can explore over 23 career options through a wide range of exciting career-technical programs in the following career areas: Building Trades, Business & Marketing, Culinary, Healthcare, Manufacturing & Pre-Engineering, Transportation, and Service. Students in 9th and 10th grades are enrolled in the Career Readiness and Career Exploration programs on campus. The high school serves over 1,000 students on campus. In addition, the JVS provides satellite programs for over 300 students in several of our 13 associate school districts. These satellite programs include Network Communications Technology, Project Lead the Way Engineering, and Teacher Education Exploration.

Many adult students prepare for their careers in full-time career development programs. The Adult Career Center also offers a large number of short-term career enhancement and special interest courses.

Through the Workforce Innovation Network (WIN), a partnership between the JVS Adult Career Center, Lorain County Community College and the Lorain County Growth Partnership, adult learners are connected to a career-technical education, college credit and industry credentials creating a career pathway of success.

Other components of the Adult Career Center include customized training, job profiling, and assessment services for business and industry. Services are provided on-site or at the JVS. The Adult Career Center positions itself at the forefront of change, responding to the needs of Ohio’s business community and the demands of emerging technologies by providing an industry based curriculum.