WOSU Public Media is collaborating with local organizations, educational institutions and businesses to assess workforce challenges and opportunities, and production of content focused on the essential skills needed for students and workers to succeed in the job markets of today and tomorrow.
WOSU Public Media has collated a list of resources to help job seekers during this difficult time. These community organizations are continuing to offer programming and training – as well as additional resources at this time.
There isn’t a single path to success, but many ways to find well-paying work that you enjoy. Check out these resources for you to explore the different careers and career pathways we’ve talked about on the Rivet podcast.
Educators within the Dublin High School system are integrating conversations on job readiness and future careers into their curriculum - inspiring students to consider pathways that include college and other options as well.
Career Readiness + explores the guiding principles and operations of innovative learning programs in central Ohio that facilitate student transition from high school to postsecondary education and work.
Against the backdrop of Ohio’s looming skills gap, The Career Path Less Taken travels across the state to innovative career-tech education programs (CTE) that are preparing young people for the jobs of tomorrow.
Jammes Luckett recently completed an IT certificate program and found her dream job teaching others about technology. The certificate has helped her breakthrough to gainful employment in the tech industry.
After graduating with a four-year degree in psychology, Ashleigh Rea struggled to find a job that was fulfilling and could pay off her student loans. She spent years as a nanny and then in food service before she enrolled in Columbus State’s Surgical Technology program.
Rebecca Lewis' career path was blocked by numerous obstacles, including incarceration. She was able to overcome the obstacles with the assistance of an organization dedicated to helping people find hope and sustainability in their lives and careers.
After he made the "short-sighted" decision to drop out of high school, Chris Garrett worked in the food services industry for over a decade. But, after his daughter was born, he was determined to set an example. He is now an automation technician, fixing the robots and machinery that assemble hand sanitizer containers.