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August 2023 Update – Adams County


Stats & Figures

“I think the GRIT project has given us a lot of hope for new jobs and to help sustain the people in our communities.”

Gaylynn Shipley, President of Adams County Board of Education

Assessments This School Year

Students take the Future Plans Career assessment which identifies their strengths, interests, personality, and work values, and then explore careers that are a fit for them. Each student meets one-on-one with a career coach to discuss their results and potential career paths, with the end goal of developing a career plan. Below is a list of schools in Adams County which currently are planning assessments for the 2023-24 school year.

North Adams
West Union

County Highlights


  • Toured manufacturing companies in Guernsey County
  • Attended Adams County Chamber Membership BBQ
  • GRIT staff met with BestOhio, Adams County Economic Development, OMJ, and Chamber Board members

  • Working one-on-one with recent graduates toward career paths
  • Preparing for back-to-school assessments and Career Class projects in local schools

Student Opportunities

Now is the time to contact us to get your students assessed and to collaborate with GRIT to place your students into paid internships!

All County Updates

(Click images and county lists below to see each newsletter)

Business and Education Leaders to Come Together October 12 for Fifth Annual Aim Hire Workforce and Education Conference in Columbus

Business, education, political and community leaders from across Ohio will come together again this year for a statewide workforce and education summit to strengthen collaboration that will better prepare students for success.

The fifth annual Aim Hire Workforce and Education Conference, sponsored by Ohio Excels and the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, will be held on October 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hilton Columbus Downtown. Each year, the event attracts more than 500 leaders in an effort to help connect the dots to improving student success across our state.