Obtaining secure, gainful employment that will provide economic self-sufficiency can be challenging for even the most qualified candidates. Add to that the barriers of an unstable work history, lack of marketable skills, or a criminal background, and it can be next to impossible. The Center for Education and Employment Opportunities (CEEO) offers education, skills training, and employment assistance to help program participants become better-prepared for the job search.
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Current Courses and Services Offered
Adult Basic Education (ABE) Classes
Comprehensive tutorial for high school graduates. These customized courses emphasize math, reading and language for those adults needing to brush up on the basics in the areas where they need improvement.
The CEEO can help individuals prepare to take their GED exam. Participants follow a customized program of courses tailored to their individual strengths and weaknesses. With a focus on preparation for taking and passing the State GED test, the instructor administers practice exams and when the individual is ready, a test date and time is arranged through the local school system.
ABE and GED classes are held Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in six-week intervals. In addition to the income eligibility guidelines (below), participants must be residents of Stark County and at least 18 years old.
Job Readiness Skills Training
Customized Job Readiness Skills Training focuses on developing the skills needed to secure gainful employment. Taken solely or in addition to computer, GED, ABE, or STNA training, participants come away with hope-inspiring help and real opportunities for self-sufficiency. Armed with the knowledge of how to construct a job-specific resume and cover letter, along with the ability to apply transferable skills, candidates receive referrals to current openings from the job market developer and advocacy with area employers to help obtain interviews and assist with securing placement.
Currently, Job Readiness Skills Training sessions are held Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in two-week sessions. One-day workshops are also offered periodically. In addition to the income eligibility guidelines (below), participants must be residents of Stark County and at least 18 years old.
Basic and intermediate computer skills training is available for Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. In a traditional instructor/student classroom setting, we maintain a low ratio of 1:15 to help our clients become competitive in today’s employment and educational environments. For a limited time, we are offering Microsoft Office Certification, funded by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA), whereby participants can achieve the status of Microsoft Office Specialist or Expert in either the 2003 or 2007 application.
Computer classes are held Monday through Friday in six-week intervals. Please call the office to inquire about specific class times. In addition to the income eligibility guidelines (below), participants must be residents of Stark County, at least 18 years old, and possess their high school diploma or GED.
2013 Current Eligibility Guidelines
Family Size - Annual Income
1 in Household - $13,612.50
2 in Household - $18,387.50
3 in Household - $23,162.50
4 in Household - $27,937.50
5 in Household - $32,712.50
6 in Household - $37,487.50
7 in Household - $42,262.50
8 in Household - $47,037.50
Center for Education and Employment Opportunities
1326 Market Ave. North
Canton, OH 44714
Phone: (330) 580-9347
Fax: (330) 580-9359
Monday - Friday
8:00AM to 4:30PM