Q. How can I access the Net Price Calculator?
The Net Price Calculator can be found under the Adult Ed drop down options.
Q. How can I access Gainful Employment Information?
Q. How can I access Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) information and Student Policy & Procedures handbook?
Q. What financial assistance is available for Adult Workforce Development classes?
Financial Aid and WSOS “Employment Training” funding may be available to those who qualify. Financial assistance is available to help pay for tuition, books, tools, supplies and other educational expenses. Each funding service has different eligibility requirements. You will need tax and income documentation when applying for financial aid. To receive a financial aid application and/or assistance in completing forms, contact the Financial Aid Office at 567.201.2856 to schedule an appointment. Part-time students are not eligible for financial aid. ABLE/GED programs are free. Financial aid to you might include:
Pell Grant — Non-repayable grants awarded to individuals based on earnings and expected family contribution ability. Grant awards are based on income, family size, etc. The maximum amount for 2016-2017 is $5,815.00.
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) — Persons with disabilities may qualify for training monies. Contact your nearest OOD office (formerly BVR).
Veterans — Veterans may qualify based on terms served and other qualifiers. Contact your local veterans office.
OhioMeansJobs-Sandusky County — Income status may allow you to qualify for educational assistance through WIA. Displaced workers may qualify for TAA funding.
WSOS “Ready to Work” Program — Administered through the Employment Training Program.
The full-time training programs eligible for financial aid are: Diversified Medical Occupations, Office Administration, and Paramedic.
Q. How can I access enrollment forms?
Q. Is Microsoft Certification Available?
Yes. Vanguard-Sentinel Adult Career and Technology Centers is an authorized Certiport testing center. Testing is provided for Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
Certiport certifications are valuable, professional credentials which are globally recognized standards for digital literacy and desktop computing proficiency. Candidates who certify on these programs are much better prepared for success in both the classroom and the workplace.
Testing is provided by appointment only. Please call 567.201.2872.
Q. Can someone in Adult Workforce Development help me define my career strengths?
Yes. All full-time students will be given assessment instruments. These assessments will assist in identifying strengths and weaknesses. Call 419.334.6901 ext. 2122 to register for testing.
TABE Assessments — Identifies reading and math levels.
ACT WorkKeys Skill Assessments — Job skills assessment system measuring “real world” skills that employers believe are critical to job success. WorkKeys helps you get a better idea of your readiness for the workforce and helps employers select the most qualified candidates for their jobs.
Foundational Skill Assessments — available in the following areas: Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information
ACT WorkKeys Testing — Testing is required for all Full-Time programs and Adult Diploma Program students. A $10 fee per test is due at time of testing.
Q. Will Vanguard-Sentinel help me find a job after I take classes?
Our instructors are familiar with local business and industry and are aware of job opportunities. They are available to assist you in your job search but there are no guarantees of employment.
Q. How can I contact my program instructor?
Call 419.334.6901 to be directed to your specific program instructor. Or you may refer to the Adult Workforce Development catalog for specific extension numbers.
Q. Will I receive college credit for my Adult Workforce Development classes?
Yes. Students gain a definite advantage through our articulation agreements with local colleges and universities.