DIY Strategic Planning

May 20 at Allegheny Community Center, Warren
1:00 – 4:00pm ~ Cost: $29

Need to develop a strategic plan, but don’t have the resources to hire a consultant? Get started through this training to learn how to Do-It-Yourself! Session will provide an overview of strategic planning topics, including brainstorming rules, flipcharting techniques, conducting a SWOT analysis, and more. Walk away with the tools and templates empowering you to create your company’s future plans.

About your instructor: Renee Lamis, President of Dynamic Visions Consulting; Ph.D. Political Science, Case Western Reserve University; Master’s Public Administration (MPA)

NEW! Career Pathways Series

All Classes held Tuesdays from 9am-noon
$15 per class OR $36 for the full series  
MAY 27 – Assessing Your Skills & Interests

JUNE 10 – Exploring Career Pathways & Local Labor Markets:
JUNE 24 – Matching Skills with Occupations

Click here to learn more about these sessions.

About your instructor: Dr. Lori Fabritius,  Continuing Education Project Manager at JCC; Certified Workforce Development Professional; 20 years experience assisting individuals with career pathways.

Animal Health Care Assistant Orientation

May 21 at 6pm ~ Free information session

Held at JCC Warren Center

Enjoy the rewards of working with animals! This new 100 hour training will be held June 9-Aug. 27 on Monday & Wednesday evenings. Call now to learn more and RSVP for the orientation (required to attend).



Sat., May 17 from 1-3pm ~ Only $5!

Held at Chapman State Park – Clarendon, PA

Join the park naturalist and education coordinator for this high tech treasure hunt! GPS units provided, or bring your own. Registration required by calling JCC Warren Center by Thu., April 24.

Beginner Canoeing & Kayaking

Sat., June 7 from 10-noon ~ $20

Held at Chapman State Park

Learn safety and techniques to prepare for a great summer of paddling. Beginners and experienced paddlers both welcome! Following the workshop, join us for a casual cookout at the Park (included with registration). Sign-up deadline: May 29. Call 814-723-3577 to register.

Jump-start Your Fall

Earn 3 college credits this Summer

Transfers to most regional colleges*

English Composition II**

Tuesdays/Thursdays, May 20-June 30

9am-12:30pm at 589 Hospital Dr., Warren, PA

Transferable ~ Accessible ~ Affordable

~ Hi-Ed scholarships may available for qualified students attending Warren classes. Details at

~ JCC PEP grants available for eligible High School students. Talk to your counselor for details.

~PHEAA Summer Grants for students enrolled at least half-time (6 credits per session). Note that PHEAA summer grants apply toward the maximum number of state grants a student may receive.

*Speak with the JCC counseling center and your degree institution.

**Placement test score or Eng. Comp. I equivalent required.


Held Tue/Thu, July 8-Aug 7, 2-4 PM ~ Cost: $79

Strengthen math skills required by some local employers and increase your ability to succeed on college placement or other math tests. Learn techniques to reduce math anxiety, employ effective problem-solving methods, and practice sound math test-taking skills. Class will cover pre-algebra and elementary algebra concepts. Materials included.

Social Media for Businesses

Course held Mon/Wed evenings in Warren

May 12-21, 6:30-8:30pm

Cost: $49

Are you connecting with your existing clients and reaching new customers through social media? If not, you may be losing out on a valuable marketing and engagement tool for your business. Learn techniques for social media management with this hands-on training, plus best practices to increase ROI.


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Warren Placement Testing
Register online

June 11 at 9:30am

Career Counseling

Academic Advisement

Free, one-on-one sessions with our certified counselor, open to all Warren & Forest county residents.

Call 723-3577 to schedule – Limited number of openings still available for May 14.

Hi-Ed Diploma Program

JCC’s Brady Deiunk met with Warren-Forest Higher Education Council Adult Diploma program students on April 29 in Warren to discuss career pathways and answer questions about JCC programs. The innovative program provides those who want to earn a H.S. diploma the opportunity to bridge the gap between the GED and skills needed for careers or a successful college experience.

Industry Club Day @ JCC

Students gain insight on occupations

Nearly 70 middle school students from Warren County schools visited JCC’s Jamestown campus on April 16 to gain insight into careers and education in manufacturing, occupational therapy, communications, and nursing fields. The students belong to the Warren County School-To-Work Industry Club program, providing career exploration experiences for youth.

Counselor Luncheon

JCC Jamestown hosted several Warren County School District counselors for a visit and luncheon on April 10 to share updates and insight on JCC programs and opportunities for Warren County students. Counselors learned about JCC scholarships, study abroad programs, campus life, transferability, and academic offerings, as well as meeting with a panel of several JCC students to discuss the student experience.

Kiwanis Presentation

The Kiwanis Club of Warren learned about JCC programs and new Warren County partnerships at the April meeting, held at Jefferson Defrees Center. If your group or company would like to learn more about JCC, contact Abby Skinner at 814-723-3577 for arrangements.


Beth McCullough, RN, a Nurse in the Critical Care Unit at Warren General Hospital and 2006 graduate of JCC, was selected this April by the JCC Alumni Association to receive a 2014 JCC Alumni Nurse of Distinction Award.


Upcoming Courses
Apr 29: Intro to Social Media
May 10: Squirrel Boxes
May 12: Social Media for Businesses (1st class)
May 17: Geocaching
May 20: DIY Strategic Planning
May 21: Animal Health Care Open House & Orientation
May 27: Skills Assessment
June 7: Canoeing & Kayaking
June 9: Animal Health Care
June 10: Career Pathways
June 23: Google Drive
June 24: Skills & Occupations