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OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal rubric for mentors and business leaders now online

2/26/2018

The OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal is a formal designation students can earn on their high school diplomas and transcripts that shows they have the personal strengths, work ethic and professional experience businesses need. Students must demonstrate certain professional skills required for success in the workplace and work with at least three experienced mentors who validate that their students have demonstrated these skills in school, work or the community.
 
As students and their mentors may be wondering what it means to be proficient, the Department worked with teachers, school counselors, administrators, businesses and agency partners to develop a rubric, or guide, to describe what proficiency means for each skill. The rubric gives examples of what a student will be able to do at various levels of skill development. The levels are: beginner, developing, proficient and expert. The rubric can assist students and mentors as they work together to develop a plan of action so students can advance through the skill levels to achieve the proficient rating to earn the Readiness Seal.
 
The rubric provides an example and creates a starting point to talk with students about how they can become ready for the workforce.
 
To learn more about the OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal and read testimonials from Ohio businesses, follow this link to the OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal webpage.