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Program Description

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

Students in the Career Readiness Program are placed in a structured lab setting to help them develop the skills and knowledge necessary for acceptance into 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.

Program of Study


3 Credits


1 Credit


1 Credit


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.

Employment Resources

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. 

Teacher Information

Mr. Eric Robson

Dept: High School
Job Title: CRL/CE Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 x22339
Fax: (440) 774-6421
Email: Click here to send a message

Program Highlights

  • Working knowledge of hand tools
  • Working knowledge of power equipment
  •  Experience with different forms of technology
  • Lab atmosphere that concentrates on both individual and team accomplishments
  • Familiarity with   safety procedures in all lab situations
  • Concentration on career activities