Stacey McNamara welcomes you to Cuyahoga Valley Career Center's Transition to Work Program.
Stacey has been a teacher of students with multiple disabilities within Brecksville-Broadview Heights, Independence, and Lakewood. A graduate of Valley Forge High School, Stacey attended Kent State University, graduating summa cum laude and obtaining both her bachelor's and master's degrees there, as well as a Transition to Work Endorsement.
Students participate in Job Training by seeking, obtaining, and maintaining employment in their communities. Job Training students do not meet for classes on CVCC's campus. As your Job Training Coordinator, Stacey's goal is to support you as you begin and advance in community employment. Instructor will meet regularly with students as they search for jobs.
This program will assist students in overcoming barriers to employment. The Job Training Coordinator will meet individually with students to coach them how to better fill out applications, interview successfully, find jobs to match their strengths and interests. When a student gets hired, necessary supports will be in place to help them succeed, and the Job Training Coordinator will follow the student for the remainder of the year to maintain a supportive relationship and maximize the student's opportunity to grow within their new job.
Your Job Training program provides opportunity to learn the values of responsibility, service to others, commitment to quality work, perseverance, and the pursuit of excellence. These values and habits will help you succeed in employment both now and in the future. As your coordinator, Stacey will encourage you to match your abilities, interests, and skills with available employment opportunities.
This is a one year program, designed to be the final year before taking a diploma. Part of this program is to explore adult agencies that would be appropriate for students once they exit schools. Please note that students will need to secure their own transportation to and from work, or be ready to learn how to use public transportation.