PCHS students offered CEO and Job Shadow Programs

Nov 3, 2021 | Schools | 0 comments

Port Clinton High School students had the opportunity to tour LEWCO, Inc. and learn about job opportunities. Interested in learning from LEWCO Plant Manager Dave Harrilla on how their precision machines work are Ethan Ranzenberger, Tyler Webb, Dylan Fargo, Alayis Guerra, and Jase Bee.

Port Clinton High School is looking for local businesses to provide career experiences for students. There are two programs at the high school that provide real world career experiences for students and various areas of interest are needed.

Port Clinton High School and the Ottawa County Business Advisory Council have teamed up to offer a program called Career Engagement Opportunities (CEO). This program allows students to explore different career fields with job shadowing or internship experiences. The purpose of the CEO is to allow students the opportunity to explore different career fields, giving them the knowledge to make well-informed career decisions.

Scholarships are available for students who complete the program.

CEO is for high school seniors only and gives the student the opportunity to continuously work with an employer matched to their interests. Students are able to leave during the school day to go to the business to receive hours of instruction.

The scheduling is flexible with time accumulated over the entire course of the school year. Students can complete either a 60 hour or 120 hour CEO program and there is no expense to the employer providing the job experience.

Port Clinton High School also has a Job Shadow Program for both high school juniors and seniors to match students with employers of interest. Students can complete either a half day or full day shadow.

USG has been a long-time friend of Port Clinton Schools. Tanya Keller from USG (far right) guided high school students through USG, displaying the many greats things happening at USG and its wonderful experiences for students learn about future job opportunities.

The job shadow experience gives students a real world feel about the possible field of interest. Students may job shadow up to four times during the school year.

Blayze Behney, is the PCHS Career Coach and Career Based Intervention Specialist and is happy to answer any questions about the CEO or Job Shadow programs.

Employers are needed to provide various career opportunities for students. Students recently had the opportunity to tour USG and LEWCO to learn about job opportunities. Any business interested in participating can contact Blayze Behney at bbehney@pccsd-k12.net or 419-734-2147 for more information.

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