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Partner of the Year Award
Partner of the Year Award
Kendra Ward
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

EHOVE Career Center offers a program called Career Based Intervention, better known as CBI.  This work-based program is for students who will benefit from working part-time during the regular school day. It is designed as an alternative for students who are in danger of dropping out of school or those who have quit and wish to return.

This program uses the collaboration of the student, parent, employer and EHOVE to help students graduate from high school and be productive workers.  Students first receive instruction on goal-setting, teamwork, ethics, employability, leadership and more.  Next, they participate in paid work experiences and non-paid career exploration through internships, job shadowing, volunteering and service learning activities.

It takes a lot to make it all happen. Coordination with area employers, managing students' academic schedules, training, curriculum and job site visits, are just the beginning.

EHOVE CBI instructor Frank Gioffre, who is set to retire after contributing 25 years to his students, nominated EHOVE Career Center for the Ohio Career Based Intervention Partner of the Year Award.  It recognizes a school, employer or individual that had a positive influence, is always willing to go the extra mile for the students/program, and has contributed to the success of a CBI program in Ohio.  

Assistant Director Charlie Warthling supervises EHOVE’s program.  “EHOVE is honored to be nominated and receive Partner of the Year from Career Based Intervention of Ohio,” he said.  “Thank you, Frank Gioffre, for the kind words about EHOVE at the award ceremony.”

PHOTO (L-R):  CBI Instructor Frank Gioffre, next year’s CBI Instructor Karly Garcia, Assistant Director Charlie Warthling after receiving the award at the annual Career Based Intervention Program Annual Conference in Dublin on April 29.