Allison F. is a junior enrolled in the Health Assistant program at Pioneer Career and Technology Center. In January Allison asked to meet with her junior career coach (me) to discuss a number of career-based concerns. “When I came down to see Mrs. Ream, I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted a career in the health field, but I wasn’t sure what was available. I did the Career Profile on Ohio Means Jobs and then looked at a lot of different occupations. We searched different medical jobs, and I was most interested in the Occupational Therapist Assistant program at North Central State College.” After Allison completes the Health Assistant program at PCTC, she hopes to use the Ohio College Credit program to receive free tuition at NCSC where she intends to pursue an associate’s degree in the Occupation Therapist Assistant program.
Cheyenne B. is a junior enrolled in the Horticulture program at PCTC. During a class computer lab session with her junior career coach, Cheyenne set up an Ohio Means Jobs account, developed a Career Profile, and completed an Ohio Means Jobs Scavenger Hunt to learn to navigate the site. Also, as a class assignment, Cheyenne’s English class used Ohio Means Jobs to develop and post their resumes.
As a result, this spring Cheyenne has received two phone calls from potential employers who saw her resume on the site. Unfortunately, both employers were looking for full time employees, and that will not work for Cheyenne who is still in high school.
However, Cheyenne is encouraged that posting her resume has brought interest in her as a potential employee.