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Work Based Learning Meeting Notes 

WBL September 7 2023 meeting notes.pdf

WBL May 4, 2023 meeting notes.pdf

Ohio Means Jobs K-12

Ohio's no-cost, career planning system offers comprehensive, career development tools, online training and resources specifically for students, teachers and school counselors. allows students to learn more about their career interests and in-demand jobs, build résumés, search for college and training programs, create a budget based on future expenses, and develop meaningful academic and career plans for high school and beyond.

How do I access the new OhioMeansJobs K-12 site? Visit and click on “OWEN,” the K-12 cardinal mascot wearing a graduation cap.

Does my school have to sign up to use OhioMeansJobs K-12?  No, the online tool is open and available to all schools at no cost.

What should I do when I go to
-Set up a personalized Backpack; an individual account for saving test results, creating a career plan, and more.
- Fill out the Career Cluster Inventory; an interest survey for students in middle grades.
-Complete a Career Profile; an interest survey for high school students.
-Conduct an Occupation Search; use filters for accessing information about career and education options.
- Explore Budgeting for My Career; an activity to learn about the cost of living on your own.
- Visit the Assessment and Training Center; a collection of practice tests and resources for ACT, GED, COMPASS, and more.

How do I get started? Take the Guided Tour to complete recommended activities or navigate the “Explore It” menu to find tools and information for planning your future.

For more information contact:
Kayla Mack
Career Connections Consultant

Ohio ACTE Student Services Division Membership
The Student Services Division of the Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education (Ohio ACTE) represents members who are professionally engaged in and/or interested in school guidance, career development, and student services. 
Eligible members are often involved with:
  • Comprehensive guidance
  • Career guidance
  • Career exploration
  • Work experience
  • School counseling
  • Job placement
  • Institutional program admissions
  • Student financial aid
  • Occupational information
  • Human resource management
  • Pre-employment preparation
  • Student personnel and guidance functions
They are employed in, or connected with:
Elementary schools, Secondary schools, Postsecondary institutions, Adult education - Including: Community colleges, Technical institutes, Career/Technical schools, Residential schools Employment and training programs, Private business and industry, Armed services, and other non-educational settings 

Goals of the Ohio ACTE Student Services Division
  1. Provide leadership and advocacy for all Student Service Professionals.
  2. Collaborate with other professional education groups to maintain and advance a strong voice for career development, school counseling and guidance programming.
  3. Disseminate career and technical education (CTE) information to school counselor, guidance, career development, and student service personnel and to facilitate the sharing of school counselor, guidance, career development, and student services information to CTE professionals.
  4. Provide exciting and engaging, school counselor, guidance, career development, and student service sessions at the annual Ohio ACTE convention, “Spotlight on Student Services” annual conference, and other venues.
  5. Provide annual professional recognition of school counselor, guidance, career development, and student service professionals and programs. 

The Importance of State Guidance Leadership for the 21st Century: Recommendations for Improvement 

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Ohio's Graduation Requirements: Please click here

College Planning/Career Advising Websites Testing Information

SAT & ACT Test Prep

College Search Sites
The sites below can be used for additional information.

General College Information

Online Applications

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Special Interest Sites

Sites for International Students

Military Web Sites

Learning Disabilities

Career Information/Job Sites

Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education

38 Commerce Park Dr. Suite D, Westerville, Ohio
(614) 890-ACTE (2283)
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