Job & Career Training

The Adult Education Job & Career Training Programs at Polaris Career Center are designed to prepare students for meaningful careers in today’s leading occupations.

Each program features comprehensive, hands-on training for adults who are just starting a career, who are in job transition, or who want to upgrade their existing skills to remain competitive.  Complete a Job & Career Training Program at Polaris Career Center and you will master job skills and concepts that will maximize your potential employment opportunities.

Gainful employment information is available below, simply click on your program of interest.

Please click here for the National Center for Education Statistics on Polaris Career Center.



Polaris Career Center Job & Career Training Programs include the following:




Job & Career Training Program Open Houses

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Learn more about out Job & Career Training programs, career opportunities, meet our instructors,  and tour our facility.  Attend a financial aid presentation and receive information about all financial aid options, tuition payments, and answers to your questions.

Graduates of Job & Career Training programs will receive the following during instruction or upon completion:

Career Portfolio – documentation of your capabilities
Certificate of Completion – 90% attendance and passing grades required
Job Readiness Assistance – training in job-seeking skills, resumé writing and interviewing techniques
Job Search Assistance
College credit – Polaris Career Center is a member of the University System of Ohio which is governed by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Polaris Career Center Job & Career Training programs offer the opportunity to earn college credit through the Ohio Department of Higher Education and are listed individually stating the amount of potential college credit earned through either the One Year Option or CT2 programs. It is important to note that college credit is granted by the institution the student plans on attending. Polaris Career Center does not grant any college credit and each program has specific requirements a student is required to meet to be eligible to earn college credit. Feel free to contact the Adult Education Office if you have questions regarding pathways toward earning college credit through a Polaris Job & Career Training Program.

Call 440-891-7697 for additional details.


All students must register in-person (M-F 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM) and bring the following:

  • The student’s high school diploma/transcript (from an accredited high school) or GED (General Equivalent Development), or its equivalent.
  • The student’s valid government issued photo ID (i.e., driver’s license)
  • Tuition payment (depending on financial aid award-see below)

In addition, the following are requirements for specific programs:
Cosmetology – students will need to show proof of State of Ohio residency (recent original utility bill (tax bill, lease etc.)
Natural Resources/Ranger/Basic Peace Officer Academy
a)  students must be 21 years of age by the completion of the program,
b)  show proof of a valid driver’s license,
c)  show proof of current automobile insurance,
d)  complete a satisfactory drug screening,
e)  complete a physical exam with satisfactory results,
f)  complete a background check with satisfactory results (No felonies or serious misdemeanors),
g)  complete a physical fitness assessment (15% of the state required standards)

Career Advising

  • Making a career choice or seeking a new career?
  • Laid-off or planning to return to the workforce?
  • Don’t know where to start?  Contact the Student Advisor, at 440-891-7747.
    Free consultation!!

If you would like to develop a plan to determine a career decision that is right for you, schedule an Individualized Career Testing session, which will measure your interests, values and aptitudes in a variety of occupations. (Cost $89)  Test results and a step-by-step plan will be provided at a follow-up conference.  (The cost of this testing will be deducted from tuition when a student registers for a Polaris Job & Career Training program.)  You can schedule your Individualized Career Testing session by calling our student advisor at 440-891-7747.

Additional information for Job & Career Training Programs, call 440-891-7697.

  • Residents and/or high school graduates from the following communities are given a $100 discount on any of the Job & Career Training Programs: Berea, Brook Park, Brooklyn, Fairview Park, Middleburg Hts., North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township and Strongsville.
  • Polaris Career Center GED graduates are given a $100 tuition discount on any of the Job & Career Training Programs.


Academic Calendars

Are you a graduate of a Polaris Adult Education Job & Career Training program?  Do you need a copy of your transcript?  Click here

Are you a current or former Adult Education student?  Do you have a change in your contact information?  Click Student Change of Contact Information

The completed form should be faxed to 440-891-7642, mailed or dropped off in person in the Adult Education office.

Adult Education Student Consumer Handbook

Click here to access the Adult Education Student Policies and Financial Aid Consumer Handbook.

Adult Education Job & Career Training Completion, Placement and Certification/Licensure Pass Rates

Click here  to view rates for the past 3 years.

Non-Discrimination Policy

In accordance with Title VI of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Polaris Joint Vocational School District’s policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, ancestry, economic status, military status, or age in its educational programs, activities, services or employment policies.

The Board does not discriminate on the basis of legally acquired genetic information.

If you are having a problem or have questions or concerns regarding compliance with Title IX or Section 504, contact:
Assistant Superintendent
Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator