In-demand Jobs Week was May 3-7,2021, and it was a way to celebrate jobs, industries and skills that are in-demand in Ohio. To kick off this statewide celebration, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted issued this video message for students. Educators can use the video in their classrooms to spark conversations about career exploration all year round.
In addition to the video, the Ohio Department of Education offers a toolkit to help all classrooms, from kindergarten to high school, learn more about in-demand jobs.
On Wednesday, May 5, Lt. Gov. Husted visited the Career and Technical Centers of Licking County (C-TEC). “There are so many different ways that students can go to right out of high school, get career credentials, earn college credits and go to work at great careers,” said Lt. Gov. Husted during his visit.
NBC 4 Columbus reported on his visit, highlighting the need for career centers as a way to introduce students to different career choices. According to the news story, there are more than 92,000 skilled jobs currently available in Ohio offering more than $50,000 a year. Because of economic downturn during the COVID-19 pandemic, filling these vacancies has become a priority.
“This is all part of making sure Ohio’s economy recovers, that it’s an inclusive recovery where everyone can participate and that we are roaring back,” Husted said.