Job Training Programs

Questions? Call us NOW at (440) 891-7600!

The Adult Job Training Programs at Polaris Career Center prepare you for a meaningful career in today’s leading occupations.

Each program features comprehensive, practical training for adults who are entering the workforce for the first time, changing careers, or need to upgrade their existing skills to remain competitive.  Complete a Job Training Program at Polaris Career Center and you will master job skills and concepts that will maximize your potential.  You will also be assisted in your search for the job that is right for you.

For gainful employment information, please select the program of interest.

Polaris Career Center Job Training Programs include the following:

Job Training Program Open Houses

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Attend to learn more about our job training programs and career opportunities! Meet our instructors and tour our facility.  Get answers to your questions and information on financial aid, interest-free tuition payment plans, Federal Student Loans and Pell Grants.

Call Elaine Byrd at (440) 891-7697 or Mary Koeka at (440) 891-7653 for additional details.

Admission Requirements for Job Training Programs:

Students must register in-person and bring the following:

  • The student’s high school diploma/transcript 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)
  • A Visa or MasterCard if tuition is not paid in full at time of registration.

In addition, the following are requirements for specific programs:
Cosmetology Academy – proof of residency (utility bill, tax bill, etc.)
Phlebotomy - proof of registration or successful completion of a Medical Terminology course
Cardiographic Technician – proof of registration or successful completion of a Medical Terminology course
Natural Resources/Ranger/Basic Peace Officer Academy – student must be 21 years of age by the completion of the program, have a valid driver’s license, a background check and physical exam.

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 Judy Whalen, Student Advisor, at 440-891-7747.
    Free consultation!!

If you don’t know your interests, values, or aptitudes for the many careers available, and would like to develop a plan to determine a career decision that is right for you, schedule an Individualized Career Testing session by calling Judy Whalen at 440-891-7747.

Testing results and a step-by-step plan will be provided at a follow-up conference.

Cost: $89 (deducted from your tuition when registering for a job training program).

Additional information for Job Training Programs, call: Elaine Byrd (440) 891-7697, or Mary Koeka (440) 891-7653.

  • Residents and/or high school graduates from the following communities are given a $100 discount on any of the Job Training Programs except Nurse Assistant: 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 Training Programs except Nurse Assistant.

Policies

Academic Calendars

Adult Education Student Consumer Handbook

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

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
440.891.7600