Today, children need to see a link between what they are learning and future work. Career Connections offer practical ways for teachers and school counselors, families and community members to show students, as early as in kindergarten, the types of careers possible for them.
Live Panel Discussion with Essential Personnel 
  • Save the date and invite your students for a Virtual Career Exploration Panel during In-Demands Jobs week. Industry professionals from the medical, social work, construction and fire fighter/EMT fields will join this live panel to discuss their individual career paths and their work experience during this time. 

When: May 8, from 1-2 p.m.  

What:  Panelists will share their career pathway story and their day-to-day job responsibilities, both in this time of crisis and in a normal setting. 

Why:  The panel strives to introduce students and educators to these essential fields and provide attendees an opportunity to ask these professionals various questions about their experiences. Attendees will gain insight into their day to day experiences and learn about academic and experience requirements to achieve these careers. 

How:  Join this Teams Live Event here (select "Watch on web instead" for easy access) and follow us on Twitter and Facebook  

The OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Sealschool icon

Ohio high school students can earn recognition by showing they are prepared to contribute to their communities. The OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal is a formal designation students can earn on their high school diplomas and transcripts indicating they have the personal strengths, strong work ethic and professional experience that businesses need. Learn more

Business Advisory Councils

All Ohio school districts and Educational Service Centers need to have a Business Advisory Council. Business Advisory Council plans must be submitted by September 30, 2019.

Career Connections Framework

Career Connections Framework

Help students develop a vision and realistic plan for their futures – during K-12 and beyond

Advising Policy

Work-Based Learning

Connect business and education through authentic work experiences

Promising Practices


Access resources and training for teachers using this no-cost career planning system

Parents and Families

Families and Communities

View tools to help your child make career connections

School Counselors

School Counselors

Resources, new counselor standards, and links to professional organizations



Learning strategies, lesson activities, professional development and reporting tools

Student Success Clearinghouse

Student Success Resource Library

Clearinghouse of resources to support career advising and dropout prevention

OhioMeansJobs K-12

Advising Policy

Review career advising policies/student success plans that districts may use to inform local planning

Career Pathways

Career Pathways

Link your interests to a future career




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