Ohio College2Careers Counselor at LCCC
Ohio College2Careers (Ohio C2C), a program offered by Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD), is available at 15 Ohio colleges and universities, including Lorain County Community College. This program works in collaboration with services already available through the Disability Services and Career Services offices, ensuring students with disabilities have the support they need to complete their degree and/or credential, earn higher wages, and meet the demands of tomorrow’s labor market.
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An Ohio C2C Counselor is located on campus to assist students with disabilities with additional supports, including:
- Connection to an expansive employer partner network
- Career exploration and counseling
- Navigating OhioMeansJobs
- Assistive technology
- Resume and interview preparation
- Internships, job accommodations, and permanent employment
Services vary for each student based on need.
During COVID-19, the Ohio C2C Counselor has been creatively supporting students with disabilities, including coordinating mock interviews, linking to virtual job interviews, and connecting to essential employment opportunities.
Here at Lorain County Community College, Cathy Rothgery is the Ohio C2C Counselor. She can be reached at Catherine.Rothgery@ood.ohio.gov or by phone at (216) 215-7034.
Want to learn more about OOD? It’s the state agency that helps individuals with disabilities get careers and keep careers. OOD serves individuals with physical, intellectual, and sensory disabilities as well as mental health disabilities. Further information about OOD and its services are available at Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities.
Meet with Cathy Rothgery to find out if you are eligible for services. Or, if an online self-referral process is desired, visit OODWorks.