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Vocational Education Programs
ESCWR Vocational Programs provide transition-to-work services and employability skill training for students with disabilities. Through these programs, students will learn the employablility skills that are necessary for obtaining competitive work.   Students will enhance and apply their employability skills within the community setting at a variety of competitive and community job training sites. 
  1.  Job Training Course: 
    To provide a work environment where students can explore a variety of careers while learning soft skills in a community job site.  This elective course offers half and full day work experience for students who are ready to practice their employability skills at a community job site alongside paid employees.  Students who work a full day have met all  academic requirements. 
    Students work at different job sites throughout the school year.  These job sites are determined by the employer’s needs and students’ age  appropriate transition assessments. 
  2.  Course Location:
    1.  Job Training Program EAST (Serving Cardinal, Berkshire & Chardon)
    2.  Job Training Program WEST (Serving Kenston, Newbury, West Geauga & Chagrin Falls)
    3.  Gaitway High School Job Training Program


Project Search is a High School Transition Program that is a one year internship for students with disabilities, in their last year of High School. The student's will participate in three internships to explore a variety of career paths. 
Location: Lakeland Community College- 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH, 44094 


Unique Like Me is a storefront vocational skills training site. The store is operated solely by the ESC staff and students. All items that are in the store are made by the students. In addition, the students fully participate in the operation of the retail setting including greeting the customers, keeping the store clean, tracking the inventory, and running the cash register. 
Location: 184 Main Street, Painesville, OH, 44077 


Contact Information
Amanda Baggett, 
Career Assessment/ Transition to Work Coordinator
Jaina Gandolfi,
Director of Vocational Programs
Phone Number: 440-339-3606 
Educational Service Center of the Western Reserve

8221 Auburn Road, Concord Township, Ohio 44077
Phone: 440.350.2563
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