OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal criteria and guidance available online
Criteria and guidance now are available for students working toward the OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal. Established by Ohio House Bill 49, the seal will recognize high school graduates in 2018 and beyond who meet criteria showing they are prepared to contribute to the workplace and their communities. The seal will be printed on the transcripts and diplomas of students who demonstrate certain professional skills required for workplace success.
To decide which professional skills to include in the OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal criteria, the Ohio Department of Education, Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation and Ohio Department of Higher Education identified a list of skills based on reports by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. To earn the seal, students work with at least three experienced mentors who confirm that they have displayed these skills in school, work or the community.
From that skills list, state partners surveyed Ohio business leaders to identify the 15 skills that students must demonstrate to earn the seal. They include reliability, strong work ethic, punctuality, discipline and being drug free. Also on the list are teamwork and collaboration, professionalism, learning agility, critical thinking and problem-solving, leadership, creativity and innovation, good oral and written communication skills, understanding of digital technology, global and intercultural fluency, and career management.
The OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal counts toward graduation options for students in the class of 2018.
Find the required form and more details here.