Maplewood Career Center Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) Program
The Maplewood Career Center Adult Basic and Literacy Education Program offers basic skills in math, reading, English/language, life skills, computer literacy, Medical Readiness, GED, and transitioning skills to enter post-secondary education/training/job skills all free-of-charge..
To begin classes you must sign up for a four-day orientation by calling (330) 235-0020. The four-day orientation introduces you to the Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) Program. It also informs you with a brief assessment so that our advisors can determine what skills are needed to help you achieve your goals.
To accommodate your schedules (ABLE) has morning, afternoon, and evening classes. Learning are centers located throughout Portage County, which include:
Catholic Charities - afternoon classes (on bus route)
Maplewood Career Center - evening classes
Goodwill in Ravenna – evening classes (on bus route)
Opportunity Resource Center on Cleveland Road, Ravenna - morning classes (on bus route)
Streetsboro Community Center – morning classes
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) – morning classes
Distant Learning – for the student is interested in working from home on their computer. The adult student keeps in contact with a qualified teacher via e-mail and works on-line for a minimum of five (5) hours per week. The student can even come into class on occasion with questions and can work one-on-one with an instructor.
Our Career Jobs/Education Counselor guides the student along the transitional path into work or secondary education. The Career Jobs/Education Counselor helps the student transition into the workforce with mock interviews, resume writing, and tips on workforce skills. The transitional student is provided information on how to research areas of interest, filling out applications, and providing tips for grants and more.We have advanced English and math classes for those students that plan on transitioning into the college setting. At our Maplewood Career Center location we also have a Medical Readiness Course, which introduces an adult student to the medical field where they learn medical terminology, math skills that includes the metric system, computer skills, and soft skills.