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Graduates from full-time programs receive a certificate through the Ohio Department of Education/ Division of Vocational Education and Collins Career Technical Center when the following requirements are met:

  • Students must have completed a minimum of 600 classroom/ laboratory hours.
  • Students must have attained a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better, and
  • Students must have maintained at least 85% attendance

Career Passport

All graduates of Collins Career Technical Center will receive a Career Passport. The Career Passport is designed to showcase the skills and competencies each student has mastered during their career program.

Each Career Passport includes:

  • Certificate of Completion
  • Competency List of skills learned and mastered throughout the career program
  • Resume
  • Letter of support and recommendation from the Superintendent
  • Upon graduation, students may use their passport to present their qualifications to potential employers during job interviews.

Placement Services

Placement services are provided to graduates of full-time programs. A representative from the Workforce Development Resource Center, located in Ironton, Ohio, will speak to each class before graduation to assist each student in the registration process for job placement services. Students may also schedule individual appointments with the Placement Coordinator. Up-to-date job openings are also posted in a central location.

Vocational Assessment

Vocational Assessment is offered through the Workforce Development Resource Center located at 120 North 3rd Street in Ironton, Ohio. Vocational Assessment is a process in which individual adult students are aided in:

  • Identifying occupational and training interests
  • Determining strengths and weaknesses
  • Identifying work values
  • Identifying realistic occupational goals and interests

Resume Development

All students attending Collins Career Technical Center will receive consultation on the development of individual resumes.

Aspire/GED Services

Ohio's ASPIRE programs provide FREE services for individuals who need assistance acquiring the skills to be successful in post-secondary education and training and employment. The program also prepares students with the skills necessary to earn a GED®. Students participating in the GED® preparation courses may obtain a fee waiver for the GED® examination. The classes enable students to learn basic skills at their own pace. Classroom experiences will involve individual instruction along with classroom demonstrations. Distance learning is also available.

Our local program offers classes at two locations: Collins Career Technical Center located in Chesapeake, Ohio, and at the One Stop in Ironton, Ohio. Both locations have times to meet the diverse needs of adult learners. All students are required to attend orientation, where an assessment is given to help determine the individual’s educational plan and goals.

ASPIRE Program Locations and Times:

Collins Career Technical Center
11627 State Route 243
Chesapeake, OH 45619
(740) 867-6641 Ext 442
Monday through Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm

One Stop - Lawrence County OhioMeansJobs
120 N Third Street
Ironton, Ohio 45638
(740) 867-6641 Ext 442
Monday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday-Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Walk-ins welcome. Appointments encouraged. Please call (740) 867-6641 x442 to schedule an appointment at either location.