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February 2023 Update – Gallia, Lawrence, and Scioto Counties


Stats & Figures

“I have kids continuously coming in and out of my classroom asking me different questions about careers and about jobs and about what we might be able to do for them…”

Jesse Cook, Teacher at Sciotoville Community Schools

Assessments This Quarter

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 snapshot of schools that completed this process and the number of students who received career guidance for the 2022-23 school year.

LawrenceChesapeake Union Exempted Village229
Symmes Valley Local61
SciotoClay Local125
Green Local15
New Boston Local (Glenwood HS)31
Portsmouth STEM Academy33
Portsmouth West41
Sciotoville Community34
Valley Local118

Feb 22 Event – A Day of Learning

Thanks to everyone who joined us in Chillicothe on February 22nd for our Day of Learning! We had a terrific response and turnout for this event. It is great to get together to share stories and learn about the great work that is going on through many organizations and partnerships!

See the Day of Learning recap page

County Highlights


  • Gallia Ohio Means Jobs and GRIT are in the planning stages to host a workshop soon to prepare adults to work as Virtual Assistants. For more information on this workshop, please contact


  • Portsmouth Academy has kicked off GRIT career assessments with their entire group of 9-12th grade students.
  • Scioto County Ohio Means Jobs and GRIT will be hosting a workshop on April 5, 2023 to prepare adults to work as Remote Administrative Assistants. The event will be held at SCOESC Business Center in New Boston.  For more information, you can contact


  • South Point High School has committed to career assessing their students in March.
  • Fairland High School will be establishing dates for career assessments in March. 
  • Chesapeake High School has completed assessments of students in grades 9-12 and are presently involved with career coaching these students. Our next steps will be to partner for opportunities for students to be placed into paid internships to gain valuable skills and job experiences.  

Student Opportunities

It’s not too late to get your students assessed and to collaborate with GRIT to place your students into paid internships!  Additionally, there are summer programs available, some that will earn college credit – all at no cost to the school or to the student!

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