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About the Lorain County JVS

The Lorain County JVS provides career-technical training for both the high school and adult populations of Lorain County. Thanks to the many specialized programs offered, the youth and adults of Lorain County are gaining technical skills on the leading edge of numerous occupations.

Established in 1971, the JVS is known as one of the finest career-technical facilities in the state of Ohio. It offers some of the most outstanding, nationally accredited career development programs in Northern Ohio.

The school’s 10-acre campus houses both a Career-Technical High School and an Adult Career Center. It is located on a 100-acre site on the corners of State Routes 58 and 20, in Oberlin, Ohio. It is one of the largest career-technical facilities in the state of Ohio.

The JVS serves high school students from the following 13 school districts: Amherst, Avon, Avon Lake, Clearview, Columbia, Elyria, Firelands, Keystone, Midview, North Ridgeville, Oberlin, Sheffield-Sheffield Lake and Wellington.

At the JVS, high school students can explore over 24 career options through a wide range of exciting career-technical programs in the following career areas: Building Trades, Business & Marketing, Culinary, Healthcare, Manufacturing & Pre-Engineering, Transportation, and Service.

The high school annually serves over 1,000 students on campus. In addition, the JVS provides satellite programs for over 300 students in several of our 13 associate school districts. These satellite programs include Network Communications Technology, Project Lead the Way Pre-engineering, Sports, Health, and Fitness Technology, and Teacher Education Exploration. Additional 9th and 10th grade programs include Career Readiness and Career Explorations.

The Adult Career Center annually serves approximately 3,000 adults from Lorain County and surrounding communities.

Many adult students prepare for their careers in full-time career development programs. The Adult Career Center also offers a large number of short-term career enhancement and special interest courses. Courses are advertised to the public through the Adult Career Center course catalog which is mailed to households in Lorain County and published on the school’s website at lcjvs.com/adult.

Through the Workforce Innovation Network (WIN), a partnership between the Adult Career Center, Lorain County Community College and the Lorain County Growth Partnership, training, expertise and customized workforce solutions are delivered at a great value with a single point of contact. WIN connects career-technical education with college credit and industry credentials creating career pathways for adult students.

Other components of the Adult Career Center include customized training, job profiling, and assessment services for business and industry. Services are provided on-site or at the JVS. The Adult Career Center positions itself at the forefront of change, responding to the needs of Ohio’s business community and the demands of emerging technologies by providing an industry based curriculum.

More information about the Lorain County JVS can be found on this website or by contacting info@lcjvs.net.