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Success in the New Economy | FutureBuilt

This update to the viral animation video “Success in the New Economy” helps audiences understand how to ultimately secure a competitive advantage in the new economy. Students must simultaneously receive applied technical skills, industry-recognized certifications, and employability preparation combined with a rigorous general education.

Career Tech Talk | Ohio Department of Education

Join former State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Paolo DeMaria, as he hosts a panel discussion focusing on breaking the stigmas of career technical education; while diving deeper into some of the topics of the PBS documentary, The Career Path Less Taken.

Hire Thinking: How to Get the Career You Want | WOSU Public Media

Central Ohio high school students and employers discuss how to get good paying jobs that don’t necessarily require a four-year degree. Learn about internships with businesses including COTA and Nationwide Insurance, and then see how Honda and Turner Construction are preparing students for their workforces. Hire Thinking is part of WOSU’s American Graduate initiative.

RIVET: A Different Road | WOSU Public Media

Some people just don’t like school, and one of those people is Mac Connor. When Mac started high school, he knew the basics and didn’t see why he had to continue learning reading, writing and arithmetic, over and over again. Finding the motivation to finish high school was a challenge for Mac until he found Fort Hayes Career Center. The school’s automotive technology program fostered Mac’s love of cars and gave him a path towards graduation. Hear more on how Mac found a way to pursue his passion, graduate, and find a job thanks to a local internship. (Listen to audio only version)

The Road Less Traveled By: Industry Credentials | WOSU Public Media

The path to a high school diploma isn’t as straightforward as it may seem. Many students follow the traditional routes—state testing, ACT & SAT—but are unaware of a third, lesser-known option. Take a step off the beaten path with us as we explore industry-recognized credentials and discover how they can earn you a high school diploma and more. Read more here.

SuccessBound Students & Families | Ohio Department of Education

Education. Qualifications. Experience. Pursuing a career requires all three, and Ohio’s SuccessBound initiative is designed to make sure students have access to the right education, relevant skills and work experiences to pave the way to their dream jobs. Read more here.