The Ottawa County Business Advisory Council (BAC), schools and local businesses are partnering to better educate students about current and future employment opportunities. The schools are opening their doors and inviting businesses to meet with students face-to-face during the school day.
“The accelerated shift of posting jobs and careers to digital channels has, in many ways, taken away the importance of relationships. Ottawa County employers want to get to know our future workforce and start educating them now of the opportunities.” stated Ken Williams, President of the Business Advisory Council. “What better way to communicate current and future jobs than meeting in- person with students where they are comfortable.“
Employer school visits will be held during the school’s lunch period. Employer representatives will set up at a table in the lunchroom, speak with students about the business, have them fill out job applications on the spot and answer any questions they may have.
Genoa High School, Oak Harbor High School and Port Clinton High School currently have their own employer sign-up sheets and are ready to welcome employers between now and the end of the 2021-22 school year.
Employers may select as many dates and times as they would like, but must respectful when choosing dates. Dates and time slots are on a “first come, first serve” basis.
Ottawa County employers interested in attending Port Clinton, Oak Harbor or Genoa high schools during lunch period to speak with the students can sign up on each of the school’s provided sheets, which are online at www.ocic.biz/ocbac.
I just looked at the Business Advisory Council and was very impressed at the participation of many. But that still doesn’t excuse the OCIC itself from making any effort finding new businesses to locate here. And if the OCIC is trying to find new businesses to locae here, in my opinion, they are doing a lousy job communicating it to the Ottawa County public.