Employment and Education Assistance

Oberlin Community Services has many options to help our clients prepare for employment or further their education. Our goal is to assess our clients' needs and provide the tools and training to get an interview and secure a job. We offer programs that help people get back on their feet and move forward with confidence, optimism and support.  

WISE Program

The WISE Program (Women in Sustainable Employment) is a Career Pathways program that encourages women to explore non-traditional careers. The WISE program also provides help with resume writing, mock interviews, peer support and access to the supportive services offered by the WE3 Collaborative (Women Empowered, Educated and Employed), Lorain County JVS, Lorain County Community College and Ohio Means Jobs-Lorain County.

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summer tutoring

OCS offers free summer tutoring for K-12 students in the Oberlin City School District. Weekly tutoring is available on a flexible schedule and paid opportunities are available for high school and college students interested in being tutors!

GED Prep Programs

OCS works with LCCC to offer a GED curriculum. The curriculum covers mathematics, science, social studies and language arts in order to prepare students to take the GED exam which, if passed, provides students with the equivalent of a high school diploma. The curriculum is also designed to help adult learners fill the gaps they may have experienced in their education whether they remained in school or not.

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want to learn more?

For more information, please contact Peter Jensen, Education and Outreach Coordinator: peter@oberlincommunityservices.org, or fill out the form below.

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