The ESC is partnering with The Ohio State University’s Nisonger Center, Delaware City Schools, Grandview Heights City Schools, Groveport Madison Local Schools and Olentangy Local Schools to provide school-wide comprehensive and systematic opportunities for students to learn about the education and skills needed in various occupational pathways to choose a career that matches their strengths and interests. The team will organize regional events to learn about various careers through collaborative industry tours, guest speaker events and career fairs.
Professional development will be provided and a collaborative community of practice will be developed to lead districts through the essential elements for career pathway quality and assist them with implementation in their district.
- Student outcomes-driven practice
- Equity and access
- Program of study
- Learning and teaching
- Work-based learning
- Personalized student support
- Pathway leadership and partnerships
This training also will incorporate awareness of EnvisionIT (EIT). The EIT tool and OhioMeansJobs K-12 website can be used for student career pathway development with a focus on what administrators can do to support teachers, promote transition and create a culture of change. Districts will implement the EIT tool to assist students in identifying the skills and qualifications required for occupations aligned with core content areas and utilize that information in a self-directed Individualized Education Program (IEP) process.
To learn more about the Ohio Department of Education’s Innovative Strategies for Developing College and Career Readiness for Students with Disabilities, see here.