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Job Training

Work Based Learning, Adult Living Skills, Entry Level Employment Training, Workplace Safety, Technology Skills, Household Maintenance, Community Work Experience

The Job Training program (JTP) at PLCC is a Special Admissions program for students who have barriers to work or who may need additional support in the workplace.  JTP provides students with transferable vocational education and relevant social and soft skill development as part of their Individualized Education Program (IEP), improving future opportunities for competitive or supported employment and/or post-secondary education.

JTP will provide students with real-world, hands-on training through a unique opportunity to explore a number of different career paths.  The program is customized to fit the needs and preferences of those participating.

Who Is Eligible?

Students must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Begin Backward Planning to attend the last two years prior to aging out.

  • Ability to self-care, communicate, safely follow verbal instruction, and attend independently without an assistant.

  • Must apply and be accepted into the program.

  • See your district’s special education administrator for more information.

Industry Recognized Credentials

  • ServSafe® Food Handler’s or Manager’s License

  • CPR Certification

Other Job Training Program Details


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College Credit Potential

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On The Job Training

During the senior year, students who have met the requirements and have received a recommendation by their program instructor, have the opportunity to go on School-to-Work Job Placement.  We work with our students and local employers to place them in a job that is related to their program of study, giving them real-life experience while simultaneously earning school credit.

Schedule a Tour

We take pride in our facility and welcome the opportunity to show it off!  You would never buy a car without looking at it first.  Choosing the place to give you a head start on a successful path in life should be no different.  We invite you to schedule a tour of our beautiful campus.  We’re pretty sure you’ll be impressed!

If you are a high school student, please note that you will have several opportunities to visit PLCC during your sophomore year.

Once we receive your request, a PLCC staff member will follow up directly. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to seeing you soon.

Portage Lakes Career Center is accessible to visitors with physical disabilities. Visitors should contact the Main Office at 330-896-8200 prior to arrival for parking instructions and other information.