Event and Training Resources

 

MicrosoftTeams-image-1.pngEach Child our Future embodies the principles of preparing all of Ohio’s students through career exposure and building partnerships to help students achieve success beyond High School.  

Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Graduate Success is hosting a kickoff meeting September 16 at 1 pm. on the Diversifying and Equitable Partnerships and Optimizing Opportunities for African American Students Initiative!    

School Administrators, School Counselors, Business Advisory Council leads, and their business partners are encouraged to attend this meetup to hear how they can expand their council’s representation industrywide and provide career exposure and work-based opportunities for vulnerable youth.  

Join on your computer or mobile app. Click the web version of Microsoft teams.  

Click here to join the meeting on September 16 at 1 pm

If you would like to be notified of future meetups please fill out this form or email careerconnections@education.ohio.gov  


Register for the Career Awareness and Exploration Funds Guidance
Kick-off Session:

The Department is offering an in-person session to provide guidance about Career Awareness and Exploration Funds Nov. 2 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Eastland Career Center. The Department’s Office of Career-Technical Education and Office of Graduate Success will lead the session. The session will provide an overview of the funds, related processes and use of funds. Additionally, it will highlight resources and best practices for using and transferring the funds. Career-technical planning district staff must register as a team. 

Registration is available here.


Graduation Requirements Office Hours 

The Office of Graduate Success is dedicated to help answer questions and provide guidance around Ohio's graduation requirements. Office hours will take place biweekly from October- May on Wednesdays, with our first session starting Wednesday, October 6th from 3:30-4:30pm. 


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Career Readiness Leaders Network - Virtual Meet-ups

The Ohio Department of Education Career Connections team will be facilitating virtual meet-ups in partnership with Educational Service Center and Business Advisory Council leaders.

These meet-ups are for individuals or teams who are leading career readiness efforts in local areas to discuss and share best practices around engaging students in career-connected education. Please consider offering feedback on these sessions!

2021 Meet-ups

Register to attend meet-ups here or use the join information below:

  • September 14, 2021 @ 2:30 p.m. - Career Connections Framework Overview
  • October 12, 2021 @ 2:30 p.m. - Career Awareness Focus
  • November 9, 2021 @ 2:30 p.m. - Career Awareness Focus
  • December 14, 2021 @ 2:30 p.m. - Career Exploration Focus
  • January 11, 2021 @ 2:30 p.m. - Career Exploration Focus
  • February 8, 2021 @ 2:30 p.m. - Career Exploration Focus
  • March 8, 2021 @ 2:30 p.m. - Career Planning Focus
  • April 12, 2021 @ 2:30 p.m. - Career Planning Focus
  • May 10, 2021 @ 2:30 p.m. - Career Planning Focus

2020 Meet-ups


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Career Connections Summer Learning Series and Conference

Join the Ohio Department of Education every Wednesday in July for the Summer Learning series. These virtual meetups provide an opportunity for educators and educational leaders to network, collaborate, gather, and share ideas about the career-connections work happening throughout the state.

This series culminates with the Career Connections Conference on Wednesday, July 28th at the Hilton Columbus-Easton. Participants at the conference will have the opportunity to hear from bestselling author Mark C. Perna and other education experts who will equip them with innovative ideas and resources to kick off the school year.

Complete this form to receive information and links for the summer learning series.

Summer Learning series events

  • Exemplar Business Advisory Councils, Best Practices from 3- and 4-star Councils Attendees will hear from their 2021 Business Advisory Council award recipients as they share promising practices and overcoming challenges as they build effective Business-Education Partnerships. Click here to view recording.
  This event will give you an opportunity to collaborate with peers to develop strategies for the implementation of graduation plans for each student. Ohio Department of Education staff will share ideas and will gather partners to share their successes their peers. You will walk away with a look at a draft resource from the Ohio Department of Education and a collaborative resource of peer ideas.
 

In this session participants will learn about the foundations of career advising and the purpose of the career advising planning pilot, as well as how the outcomes of the pilot will help turn career advising policies into equitable practices.


2021 Special Career Awareness Panels – In Demand Jobs Week

 “Diversity in the Workplace – the Value of Early Student Career Awareness and Mentorship”
  • Professionals manufacturing, healthcare and engineering industries share the impacts of mentorship and early career exposure for all students especially underserved populations.
  • Hear from professionals in the education, law, manufacturing and entrepreneurship industries about the value of mentorship and early career exposure for all students especially underserved populations.

Entrepreneurship Webinar 

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 17th 
VIEW THE RECORDED SESSION HERE
 

To celebrate National Entrepreneurs’ Day, the Ohio Department of Education, SCORE of Central Ohio, Young Entrepreneur Institute and Ohio Afterschool Network  are hosted interactive webinar on Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. Teachers, educational service center staff and school administrators interested in developing and teaching students entrepreneurship as a viable career path are invited to attend.   

Topics covered in this interactive webinar included:   

  • Start-up basics;   
  • Researching business concepts;   
  • Developing marketing plans;   
  • Marketing projections;    
  • Funding sources.  

Feed and Fuel Your Future Career virtual learning series 

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Help students find their future career! The Ohio Department of Education is collaborating with the Ohio Soybean Council, Ohio Corn & Wheat and Grow Next Gen to connect science and agriculture careers through a virtual learning series for students.  


Through the GrowNextGen and Feed the World education programs, presenters will provide live virtual field trips, lessons and career panels each week to help students consider the relevant, abundant STEM careers available in agricultural fields.

We hope you plan to join us throughout this 4 week series to connect science through agriculture and help your students find their future career!


feed-and-fuel-your-future-week-1.jpgWeek of Oct 5: Finding Flavor in a Food Science Career


Learn about the science behind food safety and development!
 

Virtual Field Trip  

Date/time: Tuesday, October 6, 1PM  
Location: Cargill, Sidney, OH 
VIEW THE RECORDED TRIP HERE
 
This 45-minute trip will connect students directly with Andrea Flowers, a merchant working at Cargill, Inc. in Sidney, Ohio, for a LIVE tour of the Cargill facility. Students will learn about careers in the food processing industry and see the production of soybean oil and animal feed from raw soybeans. They'll also learn about the importance of engineering in food packaging and distribution.

Virtual Lesson - Reading Food Labels 

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 7, 1PM
VIEW THE RECORDED LESSON HERE

Learn how to read a food label and why labels are important for increasing your knowledge of nutritious foods. Many words used on packaging have meanings that are specific to each of us, rather than definitions that are universal. Our educator experts will lead you through a lesson to share LIVE with your class, or to take to your students at a later date.  
Materials prep is required:
  • Science and Content Standards addressed:
    • Nature of Science; Grades 6-8, High School 
    • 6.LS.3, 7.LS.1, 7.PS.3,B.H, B.H.1, B.C, B.C.2

Virtual Interactive Career Panel

Date/Time: Thursday, October 8, 1PM
VIEW THE RECORDED PANEL HERE
 
Join industry leaders from Ohio companies who will talk about their career paths, their education background, and how they decided that a career in food science was in their future! Learn about the Center for Food Technology and the food science credential available to students in Ohio.
 
Speakers 
  • Rebecca Singer, CEO at CIFT
  • Ernest Capraro, Chemist, Nestle USA Quality Assurance
  • Dale Fortner, Vice President Human Resources, Sandridge Foods 
  • Lyda Garcia, Assistant Professor of Animal Sciences, Ohio State University 

feed-and-fuel-your-future-week-2.jpgWeek of Oct 12: Time to Eat! Careers in Food Production


Learn about the science behind your food production process! 

Find the Ohio Learning Standards and Career Field Technical Competencies that align to these programs here.

Virtual Field Trip  

Date/time: Tuesday, October 13, 1PM  
Location: Scott Metzger’s farm, Southeast Ohio farmer 
VIEW THE RECORDED TRIP HERE

This 45-minute trip will connect students directly with Ross County soybean farmer Scott Metzger for a live ride-along in a combine as he harvests soybeans. Students will see technology used in a combine harvester and how it operates. They'll also learn what happens to soybeans after they leave the field and about their impact locally and across the globe. Find out how farm ecosystems work, including how soil health, weather/water cycles, and inputs contribute to yields, as well as the variety of careers available for STEM students in agriculture.

Virtual Lesson - Issues in Food Production

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 14, 1PM
VIEW THE RECORDED LESSON HERE

Identify issues in nature that affect yield and food production on the farm level. Students will see several photos and discuss the phenomena that we hear about, but may not be able to explain how they affect farmers and food prices.
 
Please check back here before October 14th for lesson link to reference during the webinar. 
  • Science and Content Standards Addressed:
    • Nature of Science; Grades 6-8, High School
    • 6.LS.4, 7.ESS.1, 7.ESS.5, 7.LS.1, 7.LS.2, B.H.5 

Virtual Interactive Career Panel

Date/Time: Thursday, October 15, 1PM
VIEW THE RECORDED PANEL HERE
 
Join industry leaders from Ohio who will talk about their career paths, their education background, and how they decided that a career in agribusiness was in their future! Learn about the opportunities in agribusiness. 

Speakers
  • Andrew Gladden, Ohio AgriBusiness Association, IT at Luckey Farms Co-op
  • Jaqethea Johnson, Student in Agriculture Economics at University of Kentucky, Fort Hayes alumni
  • Jaysen Rump, Sunrise Cooperative, Agronomy Solutions Advisor

feed-and-fuel-your-future-week-3.jpgWeek of Oct 19: What’s in Your Water? Careers in Sustainability and Ecosystems


Learn about soil health, water quality and how you can be a part of environmental best practices in science and agriculture!

Find the Ohio Learning Standards and Career Field Technical Competencies that align to these programs here.

Virtual Field Trip  

Date/time: Tuesday, October 20, 1PM  
Location: Yoder’s Farm, Plain City, OH 
VIEW THE RECORDED TRIP HERE
 
This 45-minute trip will connect students directly with Fred and Josh Yoder of Yoder Farms near Plain City, Ohio, where they grow 1,500 acres of corn, soybeans and wheat. Learn how this family implements sustainable practices on their farm to improve soil health and protect our environment. Ask questions and learn more about cover crops, no-till farming, carbon sequestration in soil, and precision techniques that protect water/soil ecosystems.  

Virtual Lesson - Water Quality

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 21, 1PM
VIEW THE RECORDED LESSON HERE

Learn how to determine the water quality of a local river by identifying the macroinvertebrates that live there! We will catch and quantify the local species to determine how human impact can impact the quality of our local water systems.  

Lesson Links to be covered during this webinar can be found here:

  • Science and Content Standards Addressed:
    • Nature of Science; Grades 6-8, High School
    • 6.ESS.4, 7.ESS.1, PS.M.1, B.DI.2, B.DI, B.DI.3, ENV.ES.5, ENV.ES.4, ENV.ER.3, ENV.ER.4 

Virtual Interactive Career Panel

Date/Time: Thursday, October 22, 1PM 
VIEW THE RECORDING HERE
 
Join industry leaders from Ohio companies who will talk about their career paths, their education background, and how they decided that a career in sustainable practices in agriculture was in their future!

Speakers 

  • Heather Raymond, Water Quality Initiative Director, OSU CFAES
  • Logan Haake, Legacy CO-OP
  • Paige Fitzwater, Legacy CO-OP

feed-and-fuel-your-future-week-4.jpgWeek of Oct 26:  Lots of Tech in the Field: Careers in Technology


Learn about the high-tech tools used in agriculture!


Find the Ohio Learning Standards and Career Field Technical Competencies that align to these programs here.

Virtual Field Trip  

Date/time: Tuesday, October 27, 1PM  
Location: Beck’s Hybrids Research Farm, Atlanta, IN
VIEW THE RECORDING HERE
 
This 45-minute trip will connect students directly with a robotics manager and precision technology specialist from Beck's Hybrids to learn about technology in agriculture -- past, present and future. See a drone demonstration, how farmers collect and use data to make decisions on their farms, and where technology is headed in the future. Learn about the importance of engineering and innovation in agriculture.

Virtual Lesson - Technology and Plant Health

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 28, 1PM
VIEW THE RECORDING HERE

Learn how to scout for plant health and predict crop yields. Determine how to use technology to help make crop production more efficient and profitable. 
 
Materials prep is required.

  • Please ensure students/teachers have an ear of corn if possible, or a photo like this.

Lesson Links to be covered during this webinar can be found here:

  • Science and Content Standards Addressed:
    • Nature of Science; Grades 6-8, High School
    • 8.ESS.3, ENV.GP.1,ENV.GP.2,ENV.GP.3, ENV.GP.4, ENV.GP.7

Virtual Interactive Career Panel

Date/Time: Thursday, October 29, 1PM
VIEW THE RECORDING HERE

Join industry leaders from Ohio companies who will talk about their career paths, their education background, and how they decided that a career in technology was in their future! 
 
Speakers (tentative)

  • Chris Wiegman, graduate student in the Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering at OSU
  • Nick Nawratil, COO of Hylio, a precision crop spraying drones company

For more information about resources or how to contact career panel speakers, email sally@educationprojects.org. 


SuccessBound Summer Learning Series

July 2020

  • July 27, 2020: The summer learning series concluded with the 2020 Career Connections Conference.  Find the schedule and session and recording information below.
  • Visit our interactive schedule here, which includes session and presenter descriptions, and feedback opportunities.
    • 9:00a – 9:30a - Keynote Speaker – Engaging Employers with Nick Akins
    • 10:00a – 10:45a – Breakout Session Room 1 - Career and College Readiness Through Pathways
    • 10:00a – 10:45a – Breakout Session Room 2 - Illuminating Engineering with Project-Based Learning
    • 10:00a – 10:45a – Breakout Session Room 3 - Utilizing Social Emotional Competencies to Equip Students for the Workforce
    • 11:00a – 11:45a - Breakout Session Room 1 - Student Planning - Graduation and Student Success Plans
    • 11:00a – 11:45a - Breakout Session Room 2 – OhioMeansJobs K-12 Reporting Tools: Navigating New Features
    • 11:00a – 11:45a - Breakout Session Room 3 - Developing Quality Mentorships in a Remote Environment
    • 12:00p – 12:45p - Keynote and Call to Action - The Importance of Career Readiness in the Post COVID-19 Future

Did you attend a session? Give us your feedback here!


Virtual Career Exploration Panel - In-Demand Jobs Week 

May 8, 2020
Industry professionals from the medical, social work, construction and fire fighter/EMT fields join this panel to discuss their individual career paths and their work experience during the COVID-19 crisis. Watch here


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