Workforce Development

 

OhioMeansJobs Coshocton County provides job training and academic services to eligible county residents ages 16 and up and to those who have been dislocated due to permanent lay-off or plant closings. The Coshocton County Department of Job and Family Services is dedicated to serving our community’s employment and training needs by providing a quality workforce.


Available Offerings through OhioMeansJobs Coshocton County:


One-Stop Service - Coshocton County Department of Job and Family Services is your link to community-based services. Representatives of the Ohio Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, Veterans Employment Services, Experience Works, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Employment Services, and the Bureau of the Services for the Visually Impaired provide services on-site.


Employment Workshops – A variety of workshops are offered throughout the month at no cost to help those attending improve their knowledge and practical application in areas such as computer basics, job interviewing skills, and resume writing. A calendar can be picked up in the Workforce Unit lobby, or contact Robin Sharier at (740) 295-7497 for more information.

 

Youth Employment and Training Program - This program provides eligible youth, ages 16 to 21, the opportunity to receive hands-on training and work experience. The purpose of the program is to provide them with a positive model of the world of work and an opportunity to develop interests in various careers.

 

Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE/GED) - Through an educational grant from the Ohio Board of Regents - University System of Ohio, the Coshocton ABLE program provides opportunities for area adults to improve their academic skills in our Resource Center. With the aid of our staff, computer assessment/study programs, SmartBoard technology and other resource materials, beginning skills and GED prep. class blocks are held Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

Outreach Project - This program is designed to provide awareness of child abuse, information on reducing teen pregnancy, teen chat sessions, access to GED preparation and job training services.


Scholarship Programs - Opportunities exist for those who wish to upgrade their skills in an approved vocational or technical training program. Students can complete up to a two-year training program (or the last two years of a bachelor's program) with a scholarship that pays tuition, book, and fee costs above what is covered by state and federal grants. Students can also qualify for an allowance to defray transportation and child care expenses based on need.


Resource Center - The OhioMeansJobs Coshocton County Resource Center is full of technology and various on-site resources to help in the employment process. In addition to being used for ABLE/GED classes, the room is also available for job search, completing online applications, resume writing and contacting job leads through e-mail. We have 12 computers with high-speed internet, plus a special-needs system for clients with limited vision and/or hearing. The Resource Center is located in the basement of the JFS building and is open from 8-4, Monday-Friday. The Resource Center can be reached at (740) 295-7411.


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