Ohio In-Demand Jobs Week


Husted Kicks Off In-Demand Jobs Week with 
Launch of Video, Toolkit Highlighting 
Ohio’s Many Career Pathways

Resource aims to introduce students to career and education opportunities

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted, Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, today announced the launch of a new resource that provides information to students, parents, and teachers about the different career pathways available to high schoolers. The “Find Your Career Pathwayvideo aims to guide students in their educational journey to landing a successful career right here in Ohio.

“As I’ve traveled the state, I’ve heard from students, parents, and teachers that they wish a resource like what we are announcing today existed that lays out the options available for kids so they can learn a skill and earn college credits without racking up student loan debt,” said Lt. Governor Husted. “Ohio’s on the rise. We are landing some of the largest economic development deals in history, and we need to have a prepared workforce. This resource presents options available for Ohio’s students so they can make the best decision for their future.”

The “Find Your Career Pathway” resource encourages Ohio students, parents, and schools to start conversations earlier about the best pathway to a successful career in Ohio.

The video features five students from around the state sharing their experiences with each pathway. The highlighted pathways include:

  1. Career Technical Education - provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge, and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners.
  2. Pre-Apprenticeships - teaches entry level technical and job-readiness skills for an apprentice occupation to prepare students for a formal Registered Apprenticeship training program upon graduation.
  3. College Credit Plus - helps students earn college and high school credits simultaneously by taking college courses from local colleges or universities while in high school. 
  4. Industry-Recognized Credentials - demonstrates the knowledge and skills students gain through hands-on learning in a specific job or industry.

In addition to the video, an accompanying toolkit was developed to share additional information on the various pathways and other resources available that can help students and families learn more about each.

To learn more about the “Find Your Career Pathway” video and toolkit, visit Workforce.Ohio.gov/CareerPathways.