View our 2018 Economic Opportunities Fact Sheet

WSCC has put an increasing focus on providing services that move clients toward self-sufficiency.  WSCC provides programming in adult education, workforce development and financial literacy.  These services are integrated and coordinated to ensure that clients receive maximum benefit from these resources. 

We are pleased to begin offering our employment program classes at night. Classes will take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM in our EOP Building and cover financial literacy, computer skills, job assistance, and interview prep. Click here to learn more.

We also offer weekly sessions for our job assistance program. Learn more about this opportunity here.

Workforce Development Program

The Employment Program offers individualized employment services while working with existing community organizations to address other critical needs that impact employment. The program deals with the causes of underemployment and provides the skills needed to secure employment and remain employed. This is accomplished through the following program activities and components:

  • Assessment - a comprehensive and holistic approach to assessing a client’s strengths, interests, skills and barriers.

  • Employment Clinics - over 24 topics are included in the curriculum and include: reviews resume building, interview preparation, networking, motivation, conflict resolution, stress management, team building and many more.

  • Job Club - provides clients with additional classroom reinforcement and individualized help with their job search.

  • Job Development - strategically partners with local businesses to match clients’ skills and interests to an employer with corresponding needs.

  • Employment Mentoring - provides support and coaching through the job search and job maintenance process. This relationship maximizes the likelihood of sustained, stable employment.

Workforce Development Certificate Program :: A four-week job-readiness program for all clients in the Employment Program.  Participation and completion of this program is required for clients to receive any incentives, or to participate in onsite interviews or job fairs. Class schedule and topics repeat every three weeks.  The Workforce Development Certificate Program is offered Monday through Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.  

After the completion of the Workforce Development Certificate Program, clients will have the option to participate in one-on-one job search assistance or the Alison Certificate Customer Service Program.  Depending on the individual’s goals, clients will be assisted in enrollment in the new online High School Diploma/Career Certificate Program, which offers certification in Homeland Security, Food and Hospitality, Customer Service, Office Management, Childcare, Certified Commercial Driving, Protection Officer or general career preparation. These are identified by the State of Ohio as fields with a high demand.

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Adult Education Program

Offers a free, individualized program in a safe, supportive learning environment and the most qualified and attentive tutors. We enable adults to pursue their educational goals, equipping them for greater financial, personal and professional potential.

Adult Education/ACT WorkKeys Training :: Offered on Tuesday's and Thursdays from 1:30 PM to   3:30 PM.  

Financial Literacy

Assists clients with navigating the process of establishing a bank account, creating budgets, improving credit record and saving money.  Financial planning is an essential survival tool in today’s economic environment.

The staff of Economic Opportunities is always looking to collaborate and partner with other organizations and potential employers.  For more information contact: Economic Opportunities Manager - 216-631-4741 ext. 167