2013 Hiring Fair. May 21st, 2013 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Crawford County Fairgrounds. No cost to attend. Meet employers from across the county and surrounding areas who are ready to fill positions. Free transportation to the Hiring Fair through Crawford County Council on Aging for applicants who call ahead of time and arrange for pick-up: 419-562-3050. Free child care provided for attendees.
New GED Information
The GED test provides many Ohioans who did not finish high school an opportunity to earn an Ohio High School Equivalence Diploma. Like a regular high school diploma, the GED diploma gives the diploma holder the opportunity to obtain employment, to apply for career advancement, to pursuer high education goals, or to reach a personal goal. Earning a GED High School Equivalence Diploma is something to be proud of!
Do you want to take a practice test before you take your GED test? The GED Practice Test is offered monthly at the Jobs Plus office. Check out our Events Calendar for the dates and times.
New Information on the Actual GED Test
Coming in 2014! The current 2002 series is scheduled to end on December 31, 2013. If you have not passed one or more parts of the 2002 series, beginning January 1, 2014, you will need to take the entire test and pass to receive your GED. Prior scores will not be counted. The cost of the GED test in 2014 is $120. The last day to place an application for the paper based test will be August 9, 2013. The last day to take the paper based testing will be December 21, 2013. Visit www.ode.state.oh.us for more information.
Advanced Manufacturing Career Scholarship
Crawford County Job & Family Services will award up to 6 scholarships to Crawford County high school seniors who have attained the age of 18 and will graduate with a high school diploma. This scholarship program is designed to facilitate entry into the world of advanced manufacturing in Crawford County and consists of classroom training and a paid internship at a local manufacturer with the goal of a permanent, full-time job that will continue to provide the opportunity to gain skills that will last a lifetime. This is not just a summer job! This is an opportunity to start a rewarding career in manufacturing. Selection is based on family income, suitability, and enthusiasm of applicant for employment in manufacturing. Application can be accessed online here: APPLICATION or picked up in person at your school’s guidance office or at the Crawford County OneStop – Jobs Plus, 225 E. Mary St., Bucyrus, Ohio 44820. Print and complete pages 2-5 and return to Crawford County Job & Family Services – Jobs Plus, 225 E. Mary St., Bucyrus, Ohio 44820 by May 15th, 2013. If selected, program will start June 7th.
Summer Jobs for Youth
Are you age 16-24 and looking for a Summer Job? We are taking names now for our 2013 Summer Youth Employment Program. Program runs May 15th, 2013 through August 31st, 2013. Click here for more details: SYEP 13.
Is your EPPIC card expiring?
This year, Ohio EPPICard™ cards (TANF cash assistance program) are beginning to expire and cardholders will therefore start to receive replacement cards.
EPPIC cards expire at three-year intervals from the time of card issuance. The expiration month and year is embossed on the face of each card. If a cardholder reports a card lost, stolen, or damaged or requests a replacement card for any other reason prior to the expiration date, the replacement card will have a new expiration month and year that is set at three years from when the replacement card was issued.
EPPIC is set to automatically check for expiring cards and initiate the replacement card issuance. This process begins approximately 4 weeks from the current card expiration date. An account with an expiring card will have a replacement card generated automatically if the account has had any financial transaction activity within the past 365 days or carries a positive balance.
When the cardholder receives their replacement card, they will need to activate this card by selecting a PIN; they can select their prior PIN if they choose. To activate the card, the cardholder will need to call Customer Service at 866-320-8822.
Solutions Adult Transitions Program in Bucyrus (College Readiness)
Solutions Adult Transitions Program in Bucyrus
- • A unique, pre-college program designed for students who have tested into developmental education in reading, writing, or math
- • For adults thinking of going back to school, Solutions can provide a valuable brush-up in math, reading, and writing skills essential for college success
- • Solutions provides self-paced, individualized instruction and tutoring; students are not penalized for failing grades
- • No cost to students
- • Only requirements are residence in Richland, Ashland, Crawford, Knox, Marion, or Morrow counties
- • Pre-college alternative option to FYE 161 (First Year Experience)
- • No cost to student
- • Student receives proficiency credit for FYE 161 @ North Central State College if Quickstart is completed successfully
- • Students typically enroll in both Solutions and Quickstart
- • Curriculum includes: Basic Computer Skills, Study Skills, Career Exploration, Time & Money Management, Learning Styles, Critical Thinking, College Terminology, Review of Basic English & Math Skills, Understanding Financial Aid Support
For more information, contact:
Scott Smith - Solutions Coordinator (Bucyrus)
419-562-4045 ext. 1305
Hours: 9:00-1:30 Mon-Fri
Outside these hours:
Or: Leave a voice message
**Solutions is located in the Annex Building.behind Bucyrus High School.
Increase in Public Transit Fares
In 1992 the Commissioners chose Council on Aging to be the private non-profit organization eligible to apply for and receive a grant to operate public transportation in Crawford County. Since that time fares have remained:
- • $0.50 per trip for passengers with a disability, age 59 and younger, to travel anywhere within the county;
- • $1.00 per trip for nondisabled passengers, age 59 and younger, to travel within a city or Village
- • $1.50 per trip for nondisabled passengers, age 59 and younger, to travel within the county.
Effective January 1, 2012 fares will be:
- • $1.00 per trip for passengers with a disability, age 59 and younger, to travel anywhere within the county;
- • $2.00 per trip for non-disabled passengers, age 59 and younger, to travel within a city or village; and
- • $3.00 per trip for non-disabled passengers, age 59 and younger, to travel within the county.
Passengers age 60 and older are expected to make a donation and asked to consider the increasing cost of providing the service when doing so.
Transportation services operate Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm. Limited weekend and holiday transportation will no longer be provided after January 1, 2012, and will be reallocated to Monday through Friday service.
Door to door services are provided to various medical appointments, grocery store, beauty shops, etc. Vans are equipped with wheelchair lifts and the drivers are trained in all areas of transportation.
Call 419-562-3050 or 1-800-750-0750 to arrange for a ride.