World Of Real Knowledge and Skills


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Pickaway WORKS Student Ambassadors

Students from all county high schools serve as liaisons between the education world and business community, providing input and ideas, volunteering at program events and building a professional network for the future.

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Job Shadows

Real world experiences to help students explore career interests, gain valuable insight, expand network connections and build workplace skills for the future.

College and Career Night 2022

Pickaway WORKS College and Career Night

Held in the fall in partnership with all county school districts and business partners.

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Pickaway WORKS Manufacturing Day

Students tour several local manufacturing facilities and learn first-hand about in-demand, high paying careers in science, engineering, design, robotics, IT, sales, marketing, research and more.

Skilled Trades fair, adult showing power drill to student

Skilled Trades Fair

Students grades 6-12 learn up close what careers in the skilled trades look like, with over 30 local contractors providing hands-on interactive presentations and displays highlighting these in-demand careers.

Health Science Camp attendees

Health Science Careers Camp

In partnership with Ohio Health Berger, students have the opportunity to explore a broad range of careers in the Health Science pathway, shadow up to three critical roles within the hospital system, and earn two industry recognized credentials towards graduation.

Mock interview with student and adult

Mock Interviews

Mock interview sessions and small group workshops on relevant topics to prepare students for success in life after high school.

Educator Business Tour 2022

Educator Business Tours

Small groups of educators visit businesses to learn about career pathways and local opportunities, as well as to connect real world of work scenarios to learning in the classroom.

Thinking Partnerships

Critical Thinking Partnerships

Business and community members partner with a classroom teacher to provide real world problem scenarios and allow students to problem solve and develop solutions.

Students smiling on career day

Career Day Events

Career day events in schools where business and community members share information with students and raise awareness about in-demand career opportunities.

First Generation Scholarship

A first-generation college student scholarship, awarded by Pickaway WORKS to one graduating senior at each county high school attending any accredited post-secondary institution, criteria include financial need.

Real Money Real World adult talking to student

Real Money Real World

Financial literacy curriculum designed by OSU Extension to teach how to live on a budget, presented to all Pickaway County 8th graders.