EDUCATIONAL SERVICE CENTER OF EASTERN OHIO
7320 N. Palmyra Road
Canfield, OH 44406
Superintendent: Traci Hostetler, [email protected]
Career Counseling: Esceasternohio.org/content/career-counseling
Lead career counselor: Robert Eggleston, [email protected]
ESCEO services more than 20 districts in eastern Ohio with support services ranging from pupil services and aides to work study and assistive technology. The Career Counseling team works directly with students, businesses and organizations to increase career readiness skills to help shape the region’s workforce of tomorrow as well as supports educators and administrators. The Mahoning Valley Business Advisory Council advises, supports and empowers educators in delivering instruction and experiences students need to develop relevant, in-demand employment skills appropriate for college, careers and/or military service.
COLUMBIANA COUNTY EDUCATIONAL SERVICE CENTER
38720 Saltwell Road
Lisbon, OH 44432
Project Inspire: CCESC.k12.oh.us/page/project-inspire
Superintendent: Anna Marie Vaughn, [email protected]
The Columbiana County Educational Service Center provides quality services and leadership through collaboration and innovation tailored to create success for all students.
TRUMBULL COUNTY EDUCATIONAL SERVICE CENTER
6000 Youngstown Warren Road
Niles, OH 44446
Superintendent: Michael Hanshaw, [email protected]
TCESC specializes in providing educational leadership and instruction to meet the diverse needs of 20 Trumbull County school districts. We continually dedicate our efforts to providing high-quality and cost-effective services for each of our districts.
YSU DIVISION OF WORKFORCE EDUCATION AND INNOVATION
Melnick Hall, Room 2101
330 941 3092
Executive Director: Jennifer Oddo, [email protected]
The YSU Division of Workforce Education and Innovation is building inclusive, sustainable, and connected approaches to careers and education for YSU students and the community. It brings together strategic and operational alignment of the YSU Excellence Training Center, the online Skills Accelerator workforce education offerings, and strategic workforce programs that are focused on accelerating the adoption of industry in-demand skills in areas like advanced manufacturing, robotics, automation, information technology and professional business skills
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF MAHONING VALLEY INC.
1501 Motor Inn Drive
Northwood Center, Suite 305
Girard, OH 44420
Links to JA education resources: Sites.google.com/ja.org/ja-ed-resources/home
Michele Merkel, president: 330 539-5268, ext. 101
Locally, JA of Mahoning Valley served 13,000 students and held 545 local classes in 2020-2021. In addition, 70 schools were reached by 410 local volunteers and 65,833 contact hours. Middle- and high-school topics include financial literacy, work and career readiness and entrepreneurship.
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA
90 Emerson Lane, Suite 1403
Bridgeville, PA 15017
Patrice Matamoros, president: [email protected]
JA of Western Pennsylvania’s volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster workforce development, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills and use experiential learning to inspire students to dream bit and reach their potential.
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT USA
One Education Way
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Jack Kosakowski, president and CEO
JA, which has 100 local areas nationwide, is dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures and make smart academic and economic choices. JA’s programs, in core content areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy, help young people experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work and life in the 21st century.
INDUSTRY NEEDS YOU
47287 Ohio 558
New Waterford, OH 44445
Search current job openings, get apprenticeship information and apply for the Manufacturing Readiness program.
More than 80 manufacturers support the advancement of the industry through their involvement in the Penn-Ohio Manufacturing Collaborative throughout Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties in Ohio and Mercer and Lawrence in Pennsylvania. Services include a six-week manufacturing readiness program in which participants can develop workplace and personal skills through manufacturing-related learning, enter into a career pathway and gain basic skills for entry into more advanced manufacturing skill training. Successful completion earns nationally recognized, transferrable credentials as well as an opportunity to interview for entry-level production careers with local manufacturers.
MAHONING VALLEY MANUFACTURERS COALITION
241 W. Federal St.
Youngstown, OH 44503
Jessica Borza, executive director: [email protected]
Link to job opportunities: Mahoningvalleymfg.com/careers
Information on Greater Oh-Penn Manufacturing Apprenticeship Network: Alex Hertzer, [email protected]
Request for MVMC information: Mahoningvalleymfg.com/learn-more
The goal of the coalition is to attract the workforce needed for growth and expansion by offering seamless career pathways that enable individuals to enter and advance in strong and fulfilling manufacturing careers. MVMC provides a network for Mahoning Valley manufacturers to identify common needs and problem-solve with their partners, sharing ideas and resources to develop a skilled workforce. MVMC also serves as the lead agency for the group-sponsored model for the Greater Oh-Penn Manufacturing Apprenticeship Network, which allows for a streamlined approach to the administrative responsibilities associated with apprenticeships. Occupations that are part of this program are machinists, industrial maintenance and welding.
SUSTAINABLE OPPORTUNITY DEVELOPMENT CENTER
440 Pennsylvania Ave.
Salem, OH 44460
Julie Needs, executive director: [email protected]
Courses and workshops schedule: SodCenter.com/training-center/training-center
The SOD Center helps businesses of all sizes attract, retain, expand and develop, helping build entrepreneurship, providing training facilities and connecting them with resources in collaboration with regional, state and national resources. Fully equipped spaces are available for employee job training as well as coordinating workforce development courses and workshops.
YOUNGSTOWN AREA GOODWILL INDUSTRIES INC.
2747 Belmont Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44505
Tadarrelle Lett, career services manager: 330 759-7921, ext. 1222
Teaza, career coach: 330 759-7921, ext. 1218
Job listings: Goodwillyoungstown.org/employment
Youngstown Goodwill provides and develops services to its clientele in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in Ohio and Mercer and Lawrence in Pennsylvania. Professional staff members help train productive, highly motivated workers. After completing Goodwill’s programs, further training may take place in community-based vocational settings with the ultimate goal placement in competitive employment in the community. Programs offered to that end include vocational evaluation and assessment, work experience, career readiness, job development and placement and career coaching. Goodwill also offers a variety of subcontracting services to business and industry that provide real-world work experience for clients.
TRUMBULL COUNTY BOARD OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
45 North Road
Niles, OH 44446
Employment Services: Fairhavenpgm.com/services/community-employment-services
Edward Stark, superintendent: 330 652-9800, ext. 219
Sandra Kernen, principal, Fairhaven School: 330 652-5811, ext. 703
Richard Mistovich, community employment director: 330 652-1116, ext. 147
TCBDD Employment Services assists individuals who want to work in the community to find and retain employment that matches their skills and interests. Through the program, individuals learn new skills, become part of a team and expand their opportunities and become more independent. TCBDD offers many services, including skills assessment, career exploration, resume and application assistance, interview and job readiness training, customized job placements, transportation and more.
455 Educational Highway
Warren, OH 44483
George Paroz, CEO: 330 847-7275, ext. 112
Tracy Walters, program director, Champion: 330 847-7275, ext. 108
Melissa Capple, program director, Niles: 330 544-0462, ext. 140
Online job application: Fairhavenindustries.com/job-openings.html
Fairhaven offers vocational habilitation and adult day services at locations in Champion Township and Niles as well as transportation services to and from these programs.