Welcome to OhioMeansJobs – the place to plan your future! We understand high school can be busy, whether you play sports, participate in activity clubs, or you’re studying for an important test. With so much on your plate, planning for life after high school is probably the last thing on your mind. However, it’s something you need to prepare for, even before you graduate.
When you register with us, you’ll get full access to everything OhioMeansJobs K-12 has to offer. OhioMeansJobs Ottawa County can help you set up an account and a backpack so you can save your career interests, job searches, resume, and more. OhioMeansJobs also allows you to explore different types of positions and industries that you’re interested after graduation.
Create Your Backpack Today!
- Take the guided tour and complete recommended activities
- Create your online backpack to save and view information
- Take a career interest survey to learn about yourself
- Explore career information by a keyword or industry
- Build a budget to learn about the cost of living on your own
- Find more information about the OhioMeansJobs Readiness seal
Career Engagement Opportunity (CEO) Program
The CEO Program is designed to give students an opportunity to explore a career in their area of interest. The CEO Program is a collaborative effort between each Ottawa County High School and the business community to offer students the ability to connect school to career and gain real world work experience. This is a great opportunity for students to learn new skills, gain knowledge, and to engage in relevant experiences, while exploring their career interests. After meeting all necessary requirements, which are further explained in the CEO packet, students will earn high school credit by participating in their internship experience. Students must provide their own transportation to and from their internship site.
Ottawa County Career Showcase
This collaborative effort between private sector and K-12 education has set the stage for students to engage with local companies and learn about career opportunities that exist in the same communities where they live, play, and learn. The companies are able to engage students in different hands-on activities that demonstrate skill sets necessary to excel in a broad cross section of careers, including CNC, culinary/hospitality, electrical, engineering, emerging healthcare, machine operation, maintenance, and welding (among others). Businesses participating at the event include Materion Brush, Magruder Hospital, Davis Besse, Ackerman Industrial Equipment, Jet Express, Graymont Dolime and many more!