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WORKSTUDY
Trumbull County Educational Service Center, in conjunction with 20 school districts in Trumbull County, makes Work Study Services available to all students in grades 9-12 who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Through a variety of services, the Work Study Program assists students in developing employability skills and making a successful transition from school to work. Participating students earn grades and credit toward through employment.

  • The goal of the work study program is to help prepare our students to become self-supporting, productive citizens. Through a variety of services, the Work Study Program assists students in developing employability skills and making a successful transition from school to work. Participating students earn grades and credit toward graduation through employment.
  • Work study coordinators provide students with ongoing support including periodic employer/coordinator evaluations of job performance, assistance with transition periods and interaction with community agencies.  Coordinators also arrange interviews, match appropriate students to jobs, and provide employers with student information.
  • TCESC work study coordinators refer all 10th grade special needs students for a vocational evaluation. The evaluation is conducted at the Trumbull Career & Technical Center. After the evaluation is completed, a post-evaluation conference (PEC), is held to share results with the student and parents. This conference assist students and parents in planning and preparing for the future.
  • Students may elect to attend the Trumbull Career & Technical Center in their junior and senior year. Students continue to receive work study service after they are enrolled in a mainstream or special needs vocational program.
  • Students in grades 9-12 may be eligible for in-school work experiences coordinated through the work study program.
  • Students must meet the following criteria to receive community job placement services:
  1. Be at least 16 years old -- usually in 11th or 12th grade.
  2. Demonstrate employability skills.
  3. Receive approval of the IEP team and the Work Study Coordinator.
  4. Be released from all or part of the school day to work.
  5. Obtain agreement from both parents and the employer, who must complete portions of the Work Study Contract before enrollment.

Transition planning is provided to assist special needs students ages 14-22 in moving from high school to the real world. TCESC work study coordinators work with students and families to examine various options including post-secondary education, community employment, continuing and adult education, community agency referrals, adult service, independent living and community participation.
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TRUMBULL COUNTY EDUCATIONAL SERVICE CENTER
6000 Youngstown Warren Rd.  Niles, OH  44446-4603
Phone: 330.505.2800  Fax: 330.505.2814
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