330-296-2892
7075 State Route 88, Ravenna, OH 44266
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ADULT BASIC LITERACY


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.

Contact Information:

Name Title Location Email
Traci Andrews ABLE Instructor Class Location:
Goodwill Site
Kara Bowman ABLE Instructor Class Locations:
Catholic Charities Site
Maplewood Career Center
Opportunity Resource Center
Bev Crites Transitions Counselor Class Location:
Maplewood Career Center
critesbe@mwood.cc
Barbara Elam Administrative Assistant Office Location:
Maplewood Career Center
elamba@mwood.cc
Elahe Faraji ESOL Instructor Class Locations:
Goodwill Industries
Maplewood Career Center
Opportunity Resource Center
Miriam Frydrak Secretary Maplewood Career Center frydrakmi@mwood.cc
Laure Gauntner ABLE Coordinator Office Location:
Maplewood Career Center
gauntnerla@mwood.cc
Sarah Jones ABLE Instructor Maplewood Career Center
Christine Klein ABLE Instructor

Project Learn/Star Reading

Class Location:
Maplewood Career Center
Franco Lacey ABLE Instructor Class Location:
Maplewood Career Center
Thomas Osborne ABLE Instructor Class Locations:
Maplewood Career Center
Glenn Reigelman ABLE Instructor Class Location:
Maplewood Career Center
David Shea ESOL/ABLE Instructor Class Locations:
Maplewood Career Center
Opportunity Resource Center
Lynda Swan ABLE Instructor Class Location:
Streetsboro Muni Center
Allyson Westover Job Skills & Transitions Counselor Class Location:
Maplewood Career Center