What we do to connect

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

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

Job Shadow/Internships

Onsite and virtual opportunities to help students explore career interests and gain valuable real world work experience, various levels of interaction

Guest Speaker Events

Career day and other networking and career awareness events for business and community members to share career path stories and connect students, educators and employers.

Mock Interviews

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

Business Showcase

Student created business spotlight videos to be featured in schools and online, as well as for the benefit of the business.

College Readiness Programs

College Readiness Programs - A variety of county-wide programming such as College & Career Night, ACT Prep, FAFSA Day and more that supports college preparations.

Real Money Real World

Financial literacy curriculum developed by Ohio State University Extension and presented to Pickaway County 8th graders, with a culminating simulation activity manned by community volunteers.

Kids on Campus

Summer enrichment camp for grades 1-4 and focusing on math, science, music, art and technology, providing hands-on activities in a fun learning environment and early exposure to a college campus.

Together we can create...

AWARENESS: increased knowledge of local opportunities

ALIGNMENT: strong relationships between local educators and employers

RELEVANCE: connections between classroom work and the real world of work