At JEVS Human Services we hear many of the same worries:
“I don’t know what I want to do with my life. I don’t see myself in a career.”
“I can’t afford to go to college. I don’t want to go into debt.”
“I decided to go right to work after high school. Didn’t seem like many other options for me.”
“I dropped out of high school. It wasn’t for me. But now I want to get my life back on track.”
“I tried [college, training, etc.] before and it didn’t work out. I’m scared to go back.”
There is no one-size-fits-all solution for these scenarios. There’s not one magic program we offer that can solve the personal challenges of all of our clients. But, what JEVS has put into place is an expanding portfolio of post-secondary options that:
- teach skills-based careers
- create opportunities for individuals to “enter into” JEVS and take advantage of multiple options—paving a pathway—of success
All with the goal of preparing them for meaningful next steps in life.
Whether an individual wants to launch a new career or advance in his/her current job, JEVS EduConnect truly has options for everyone! The program connects individuals in Southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware (and beyond!) to short-term or accelerated career education.
With access to accredited degrees—associate and bachelor’s—through Peirce College, certification programs through Clarion University, and training offerings through education partnerships, JEVS EduConnect provides individuals with flexible, affordable, and achievable post-secondary learning that, in turn, may lead directly to in-demand industry credentials, job placement in higher wage positions, or coveted apprenticeship opportunities.
Both online and hybrid modes are available, and courses include a variety of in-demand fields, such as health care, business, management, IT, communications and education. Working with a personal success coach from JEVS, students will be supported toward graduating/completing the career education program with low or no tuition debt.
JEVS expanded its IT training offerings this past spring—thanks to a partnership with Jobs for the Future’s initiative to provide access to education in today’s high-wage, high-demand careers. The certification program is free to students, who will train online for 12 weeks, prepare for the leading industry credential CompTIA A+, and have a direct pipeline to employment.
JEVS’ Orleans Technical College
JEVS’s flagship CTE (career & technical education) program operated since 1974 is Orleans Technical College, recognized in 2018 with a national “School of Distinction” honor by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. This post-secondary school prepares adults for careers in the building and construction trades. Students receive intensive, real-world, hands-on training in a curriculum that is informed by local employers and evolves as new technologies, new tools, new ways of doing things, come along. Orleans Tech also partners with local high schools to provide career exploration opportunities in the skilled trades.
Orleans Tech has forged partnerships with service companies and contractors throughout the region to provide entry-level jobs to graduates of the school. As an example of this commitment to workforce development, 78% of the 60 graduates* of one of the school’s training programs were placed into related employment. (* Began electrical training between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.)