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Option IV

Option IV is a specialized community-based job training program designed for those students with disabilities who are enrolled at the Pike County Career Technology Center. This program is designed to match the individual student’s interests and abilities, and provide the specific job training and transitional support to allow the student to attain gainful employment.

All students under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) at least 16 years of age could be eligible for this type of educational/work program.

Eligibility Criteria:
  • A student must be 18-22 years of age, unless the IEP Team agrees that the student is prepared for employment. The minimum age is 16.
  • Each student must have an IEP developed and approved by the IEP team.
  • The student must not have more than a total of 18 days of absence per year.
  • Special circumstances or requirements may be given to the IEP Team.
  • A work evaluation and vocational assessment from the instructor should show a strength for paid competitive employment.
  • The student and/or parent /guardian must have a valid driver's license and show proof of insurance with adequate transportation. The student and/or parent/guardian is responsible for transportation to and from work.

Employment Criteria:

  • The student's wage must meet minimum wage requirements.
  • Place of employment must show evidence or participation in workman's compensation.
  • Must work a minimum of 20 hours per week. Place of work must be in one of the following counties:Pike, Scioto, Jackson, Ross, Adams, or Highland.
  • Employer must read and sign vocational work training program employment agreement, and evaluate student every three weeks.

Option IV Program Coordinator - Jeff Harper

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Pike County Career Technology Center
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175 Beaver Creek Rd Piketon, OH 45661
Phone: 740-289-2721
Fax: 740-289-2527
The Pike County Career Technology Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.
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