Siffrin Academy Opens Kent State Trumbull Location

WARREN, Ohio — The new Siffrin Academy on the campus of Kent State University at Trumbull provides curriculum to help individuals with disabilities transition from high school to jobs or advanced education programs.

In a formal agreement signed recently, Dan Palmer, interim dean and chief administrative officer at Kent State Trumbull, and Siffrin CEO Brad Vincent agreed for the use of a classroom and office on campus.

“This is a big win for the Mahoning Valley and especially for people with disabilities. They will now have a chance and a choice,” Vincent said in a press release.

Siffrin’s regional director, David Howe, will oversea the academy, which serves students with disabilities age 18 to 32. Siffrin blends classroom study and field experience to reinforce students’ skills and abilities they learned throughout their education. Training provides proficiencies and mechanisms essential for success in the community and the workforce, according to the release.

“We are always looking for ways to leverage our resources to make an impact in the community,” Palmer said.

The Kent State Trumbull academy will start with eight to 10 participants. Vincent looks for the program to expand and expects to hire three to work with the academy members. Working with the campus will help break down the barriers individuals with disabilities sometimes face, he said.

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Siffrin also has academies in Austintown and on the campus of Kent State University at Stark.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.