Meet the JTC teacher....
Hello Students and Families! My name is Miss Fritsche am currently the Job Training Coordinator at GlenOak HIgh School. Not only do I have the privilege of teaching the career technical program JTC but also working with all GlenOak students and helping them connect to adult transitions agencies. The transition process between high school and adult life is a GIANT step which looks different for every individual. As a staff we are all committed to helping you find a perfect path through high school and beyond.
The 2017-18 school year will be year number fifteen for me in Plain Local. The time has flown by! I am a proud GlenOak graduate. From here I graduated and went to Kent State University where I completed an undergraduate degree in special education and later a Masters in Career Tech with a Transition to Work Endorsement. In my free time, I love curling up with a good book and my cat. Traveling and Education have always been a true passion of mine!
This year we have many exciting opportunities from working with local charities, allowing students to create their own products for fundraising, visiting prospective employers, teaming with area employment agencies and participating in community based work experience! As events unfold please remember to check back here for exciting updates about class activities!
What does JTC stand for? Job Training Coordination!
Someone once said, "The royal road to learning is teaching." That is a statement I wholeheartedly believe!
Click HERE to see a video explaining JTC in more detail!
What is it???
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This program is a Tech-Prep program which lasts through the junior and senior year of school. Students come to JTC for three periods per day and gain a variety of community based work experiences-preparing them for a smooth transition into life after high school. Each student has their own vision for post graduation. JTC will assist students and families in converting this vision into a reality through creating realistic goals and plans to ensure students feel prepared to take the next steps after graduation.
11th Grade/Year 1
The junior year requires students to volunteer at Mercy Medical Center and rotate through a variety of job experiences while classroom days are focused on self esteem, conflict resolution, communication skills, workplace safety, employee rights, ethics, social/emotional intelligence, and health literacy. Juniors have the opportunity to earn their certificate as an Ohio ServSafe Food Handler. Juniors explore a variety of specific careers and begin choosing a career path. Juniors also participate in a second community based work experience at the Harville Thrift Shoppe.
12th Grade/Year 2
The senior year is spent finalizing a plan to transition from high school into adult life. For some students this will mean planning for further education and for others this will consist of leaving GlenOak prepared to search for a full time job with benefits. Students may continue to have community based work experiences while refining their resume and interview skills. During the senior year, students are encouraged to find jobs or new/independent volunteer opportunities. Students can at times, with the agreement of the teacher, employer, and family, exchange classtime for work experience. Topics covered during class time during the senior year include- Career Preparation, Financial Literacy, Business Readiness Skills, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking and more!
All JTC students participate in the Career Technical Student Organization of DECA in April against schools from around Ohio.