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WAYNE COUNTY SCHOOLS CAREER CENTER Contact Information - 518 Prospect St., Smithville, (330) 669-7000; Adult & Community Education, (330) 669-7070; 2015-16 Enrollment - 774 students from all over Wayne County and surrounding areas. High School Eligibility - Offers career and technical secondary education to juniors and seniors from the 10 public high schools in Wayne County, plus private schools and homeschooled students. High School Career/Technical Programs - 25 career/ technical programs in construction, health, manufacturing/ engineering, public service, and technology. Engineering Technologies meets at Orrville High School. Business Entrepreneurship is a new distance learning classroom identical to four others in Wayne County through a Straight “A” Grant. It is a college level class sponsored by Stark State College. Academic Classes - A wide variety of academics including dual enrollment college classes in English, Social Studies and Math, and life skills classes. Customer Service Programs - At the Career Center, customers can make appointments in advance by calling 330-669-7000 for a wide range of services: * Ag Mechanics/Power Technologies – agricultural, lawn care equipment and all-terrain vehicles * Animal Care and Management – dog grooming * Automotive Technologies – car detailing and car and light truck repairs * Construction Technologies – Construction projects such as cabinetry, decks, garages, pergolas, light masonry, and home or garage additions * Cosmetology – Hair, nail and waxing services, both high school in the mornings, and through adult education in evenings and on Saturdays * Culinary Arts – The Old Barn Yard Restaurant and Bakery, banquets, and catering * Early Childhood Education and Care – child development learning center (preschool) * Interactive Media – instructional and informational videos and websites * Graphic Design & Photography –Graphic design and printing, digital screen printing, posters, photography * Landscaping & Turf Management – Trees and shrubs, seasonal plants, vegetable plants and bedding flowers, and hanging baskets * Truck Mechanics – oil changes, brake service, and basic repairs for semi-tractors * Welding Technologies – small metal projects to build and/ or repair Opportunities for students: * Many programs offer college credit, credit banking, and professional certifications * A full-time Career Services coordinator helps students with employment, internships, externships, and apprenticeships

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* Students compete in local, regional, state and national skill contests through student organizations * Students can learn to be leaders through National Honor Society, Ambassador program, Student Leadership Council, Key Club, and Prom Committee * The Academic Assistance Area, Student Assistance Center and iLab give extra help to students who may be struggling with their schoolwork, need credits to graduate, or want advanced online training in their specialty field Adult & Community Education Information - Adult & Community Education Information - Adult & Community Education has been helping hundreds of adults achieve their goals each year with 13 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. New, abbreviated fast-track courses have been added in the areas of medical, office, 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.

Wooster Today: The 2016 Community Guide  

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

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