Career Center Opening, May 1st, 2017
The Career Connection Student Center will encourage career exploration, such as job-shadowing, interview practice, future career exploration, and skill building activities, etc.
The building includes four spaces:
Audio Visual Room
Module Career Pod area tooled for a career based learning activity to mimic job shadowing experiences
A lecture area with seating
Future career maker space to explore STEM, coding, green energy, etc.
The center will be a field trip destination for students in grades 7-12 for career exploration at all education levels from high school diploma to doctorate level based on the 45 jobs most in demand in Ohio. Students will get to use equipment that is related to the career path they are exploring. Speakers will also be invited to the center, filmed and put on the center’s YouTube channel for students in the future or outside of the Center. It will be an opportunity for the community business and industry leaders to share their expertise, job openings and let students know what they expect of their employees. Student activities can be saved to the Ohio Means Jobs Backpacks, which are virtual backpacks filled with job and career interests, the education, training and skills needed to get those positions, budgeting tools, resume assistance and more. The project is sustainable, adding no recurring costs throug ha solar panel system producing enough energy to cover electricity for the center and provide enough credit to offset the center gas and water expense providing no new costs to the district, The $999,785 grant was approved by the Ohio Department of Education on February 22, 2016. Check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page or additional information.