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Career Based Intervention to help students in grades 11 and 12 - Program Description

What is the purpose of CBI?

The program is designed to help students in grades 11 and 12 improve academic competency, develop professional skills, and implement a career plan that will serve them on the path to graduation and beyond. The CBI program utilizes a combination of in-class educational and on-site experiential learning opportunities to maximize student success. Local program design varies based on the needs of students and districts. The goal of the CBI program is to assist and prepare students for successful high school graduation, additional career-technical education and training, postsecondary education, and/or a meaningful career.

What will students do in CBI?

The Career Based Intervention Technical Content Standards contain 13 content units that represent the knowledge, skills, and abilities students need to be successful leading up to and beyond graduation from high school. In addition to CBI Related, the CBI Work-based learning component can be fulfilled through:

  • Paid co-operative work-based learning experiences
  • Non-paid career exploration opportunities (examples: job shadowing, short-term field experiences, internships, volunteering & community service, and/or service learning)
  • Or a combination of both

Student’s who choose CBI can earn up to 8-10 credits in 1 year!

Students would take two CBI Courses (2 periods of their day) along with their regular academic classes.

Credit recovery classes (if needed):

  • CBI Related - 2 credits
  • CBI Work - 2 credits

CBI students in good academic standing may qualify for early work release privileges!

Students in this program will learn:

  • You and the world of work
  • Getting to know yourself
  • Researching careers
  • Developing a career plan
  • Finding and applying for a job
  • Workplace ethics
  • Workplace legal matters
  • Interpersonal relationships at work
  • Professional communication skills
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Managing money
  • Understanding taxes • insurance • social security
  • Adapting to changes in life
  • Balancing work and personal life
  • Life after high school: Enrollment • Employment • Enlistment

Career Resources

Career Based Intervention to help students in grades 11 and 12 Industry Credentials

Students in the CBI program may earn industry credentials through a career tech program as well depending on their individual schedule and needs.

Career Based Intervention to help students in grades 11 and 12 Industry Organization

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can help guide your career search.

Mahoning County Career & Technical Center

7300 North Palmyra Rd., Canfield, OH 44406 • High School - 330-729-4000 • Adult Division - 330-729-4100

The MCCTC offers a group of passionate professionals ready to help you begin your career. Since 1972, MCCTC has provided thousands of students with the education to lead a successful career and life. Once enrolled in one of our diverse programs, your options and potential are limitless.

The Mahoning County Career and Technical Center offers adults an opportunity to start or advance in a career. MCCTC Adult Career Center offers Industry Credential Programs, professional development classes and other courses to put you on the right track.

Governing Board Members

  • Mr. Ronald Shives, President
  • Michael Stanko, Vice President
  • Attorney David Engler, Board Member
  • Mr. Richard S. Scarsella, Board Member
  • Ms. Beth Donofrio, Board Member
  • Attorney Kathi McNabb-Welsh, Board Member
  • Mrs. Marie Dockry, Board Member

Additional Board Information

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