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9th Grade Career Readiness Program

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Program Highlights

Empowers students to be the leaders in their 2-year career technical program | Working knowledge of a variety of tools and technologies | Lab atmosphere that concentrates on individual and team accomplishments | Familiarity with safety procedures in all lab situations | Concentration on career activities

Program Description

The Career Readiness Program is designed for students who would excel in a hands-on career-based high school experience.

Students are placed in either a 'white or blue-collar' lab, based on their preference on application, and on availability. They will develop skills and knowledge necessary for acceptance in our career technical programs as juniors and seniors. Students will spend four quarters in the Career Readiness program, where through the use of different types of equipment, projects, and career modules, they will learn appropriate safety procedures and obtain a variety of skills that will help them focus on a successful career choice.

Students qualified to enroll in this program are:

  • Freshmen
  • 14 years old
  • Have 0 to 3 high school credits

To be considered for this program a student must have:

  • A school counselor recommendation
  • A JVS application on file

Upon completion of the Career Readiness Program students can apply to the 10th grade Career Exploration Program.

Teacher Information

Debra Dohner
CRL/CE Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 ext. 22235

Jeremy Peth
CRL/CE Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 ext. 22354

Eric Robson
CRL/CE Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 ext. 22339

Brian Scanlan
CRL/CE Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 ext. 22312

Program of Study

Lab: 3 Credits
English: 1 Credit
Science: 1 Credit
Math: 1 Credit
Social Studies: 1 Credit

Students also have the opportunity to complete 1/2 credit in Physical Education and 1/2 credit of Health.

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LCJVS student working on a project
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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.