Mahoning County Educational Service Center provides work study and transition services to all students between the ages of 14 and 22 receiving special education services. The goal of the Work Study/Transition Department is to maximize each student’s vocational potential by providing an array of services and supports to increase post secondary outcomes for students with disabilities in the area of post secondary training and education, community integrated employment and independent living. The Work Study and Transition Coordinator is a liaison between the school, vocational school, community agencies, businesses, and parents to assure the appropriate delivery of transition services based on the individual strengths and needs of the students.
Helping students with disabilities get a head start on becoming job ready and better prepared to enter the workforce with the skills necessary to be successful in today’s workforce.
Community Based Training
Consists of structured and planned activities in the school and the community, providing students with an opportunity to apply employability skills and concepts.
Those students who have obtained employment or volunteer experiences in the community can receive credits toward high school graduation. Students can earn up to 3 credits per year based on hours worked each quarter.
Transition Planning is a coordinated set of activities for transition age youth with disabilities, that are designed to facilitate post secondary success.
Assistance is provided to promote successful transition from the classroom to community employment for students with disabilities.Alan Gonci, CoordinatorPhone (330) 533-8755 ext. 1101Carolyn Lorenzi, CoordinatorPhone (330) 533-8755 ext. 1065