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Wayne County Schools Career Center


Contact Information – Wayne County Schools Career Center, 518 West Prospect Street, Smithville, 330-669-7000; Adult Education, 330-669-7070; Administration – J. Kip Crain, Ph.D., superintendent; Mary Workman, treasurer; Lynn Moomaw, director of operations and adult education; and Matt Brown, principal. Eligibility – Career and technical secondary education to juniors and seniors from 10 Wayne County public high schools, other public schools through open enrollment, private schools, and home-schooled students. Career/Technical Programs – We have 25 Career and Technical programs in 6 career clusters: construction, health, manufacturing/engineering, mechanics, public service and technology. Our Engineering Technologies

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program meets at Orrville High School. Students can earn professional certifications in many programs as well as college credit through agreements with area colleges and universities. A new program opening in 2015-16 is Business Entrepreneurship, a distance learning classroom identical to four others in Wayne County through a Straight “A” Grant, part of the Young Entrepreneurs Consortium, which includes College Credit Plus. Academic Classes – We offer a wide range of academic courses, including advanced academics, such as dual enrollment college math, English and social studies. The latest technologies are implemented in both academic classrooms and career/tech labs. Extra Help – We have an extensive student support area which provides tutoring by certified teachers to assist with academics, testing, and OGT remediation. In addition, online courses are offered for both credit recovery and advanced studies. Adult & Community Education – Adult & Community Education has been helping hundreds of adults achieve their goals each year with 15 full-time training programs in office technology, industrial technology, health, beauty and public safety occupations as well as short term classes in child care, computers, and trade and industry. Many also take advantage of the online and general interest classes. Affordable pricing and flexible schedules enable adults to develop new skills, change careers or enjoy a new hobby. Career counseling, assessments, professional development classes, financial aid and job placement assistance help our adult students to achieve an above average placement rate. In addition, our customized training/assessments specialists will help businesses in their effort to develop workforce solutions. Allow us to design the ultimate hiring tool, an assessment customized to target your specific skill set or contract with us to improve your employee performance through training developed to meet your employment needs. The Career Center’s Adult Basic and Literacy (ABLE) program serves all of Wayne County with locations in Wooster, Orrville, Rittman, Mt. Eaton and Smithville. Adults can improve academic skills, and prepare for the GED exam at no cost. Also available are English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and the Families Learning Together program. As a student in either the ABLE or ESOL program, your children under 4 may attend with you at the Wooster and Orrville site. While adults are in class, the children are in a supervised learning environment. For more information about Adult & Community Education, call 330-669-7070. Education continued on page 36

Orrville Today: The 2015 Community Guide  

A guide to services and life in Orrville, Ohio, published by Spectrum Publications, a division of The Daily Record.

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