Microsoft to Host Hiring Events for Candidates with Autism

Microsoft, realizing that Autism Spectrum Disorder can come with many advantages to their industry, is hosting a hiring fair specifically for candidates who have autism.  What a wonderful endorsement for the field!!!!

Microsoft Hiring Event


Awesome Press for Integrated Employment!!!!

The Sound of Ideas: Developmental Disabilities in the Workforce

This podcast, on WCPN, the Cleveland local NPR affiliate, includes Jared Daly, Coordinator of Employment Engagement Services, for the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Steve Fluharty, Workforce Developer at Koinonia, Tim Hanserd, General Manager, Maggiano’s Little Italy, and Ann Smith, Employee at Your’s Truly.  Great thorough discussion, wonderful to share with colleagues as well as potential employer partners.

Performance Evaluation Rubric App

Many attendees at our OAJTC Spring 2017 Meeting wanted more information about the PER App being used in Trumbull County for tracking and distributing data.  Below is a google form to seek more information.

Presentation on Jake Kakavros’s Performance Evaluation Rubric App, as used in Trumbull County Career & Technical Center

In case you missed it, or would like to see it again, here is a link to the powerpoint:  TCTC Jake Kakavros

Project Aware Mental Health First Aid

Project AWARE is a free, grant-funded training on Mental Health First Aid for school professionals in the state of Ohio.  The training is one day and includes materials.  Please see additional information from the state, as well as two ESC’s that provide the trainings.  This is a GREAT resource for all who work with youth!

ESC of Cuyahoga County Professional Development Calendar


Voc Fit: Free Vocational Job Matching Assessment

Great new (FREE!) program for helping students to find out what types of career paths might be good fits for them.  Thanks ESC, especially Ron Zybura, for sharing!!!

VocFit  Promo YouTube

  1. VFA and JMR Walkthrough
  2. Vet   Assistant
  3. Animal Caretakers team (snakes)
  4. VocFit Testimonials

If you like what you see, please contact Dennis Cleary at for more information on utilizing this service for your district.

OAJTC State Meeting, March 1-2, 2017


Hope to see everyone in Columbus this March!  Please see below for more details.

March 1st (Pre-conference: Meet & Greet/Regional Meetings with Board Members)   and 2nd (State Meeting) details. In addition, see attachments for the registration form and a printable agenda for the State Meeting on March 2nd. Hotel information is on the registration form.

Click on the link below or the link in the agenda to submit questions for the open discussion/collaboration part of the meeting.