Stats & Figures
“We are grateful for the GRIT Project and all it has done for our students.”Jason Iles, Principal (Whiteoak Jr/Sr High School)
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 who completed this process and the number of students who received career guidance.
|Ohio Valley CTC||8|
|Clermont||Grant Career Technical Center||277|
|New Richmond Exempted Village||93|
|Highland||Bright Local (Whiteoak Jr./Sr. HS)||12|
|Greenfield Exempted Village||116|
|Lynchburg-Clay Local School District||158|
- The Ohio Valley School District continues its commitment to a career-focused district by continuing to offer a career exploration class to all sophomores. Coupled with a career assessment and coaching, this is the 3rd year of providing support to students in the development of a post-high school path.
- The Brown County fair wouldn’t be complete without an activity sponsored by the Brown County Educational Services Center. GRIT featured careers within the agronomics industry and engaged students with a career scavenger hunt that spanned the career fairgrounds
- The Brown County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with GRIT to identify a student intern to help with marketing. By evaluating the student career assessment data, GRIT has identified 5 candidates for the Chamber to consider. THANK YOU Chamber for creating this important opportunity for a student!
- GRIT participated in the Batavia High School speed mentoring career fair on October 13, 2022. This event was a great place for the Batavia High School students to meet individuals in many different careers.
- Human services providers in Clermont County are collaborating through the GRIT Project to more effectively connect with the high schools. Organizations such as Ohio Means Jobs, Easter Seals, and Pressley Ridge have resources to help students with workforce training, transportation, and work experiences. Together we are building a stronger Clermont County.
- The Highland County community (schools, Chamber, government, economic development, and others) has worked for the last 8 months to build a collaborative focus on connecting students to the workforce and work experiences. Called “Access,” this unique collaboration is laying the foundation to strengthen the pipeline of trained workforce for the county. All 5 county high schools have committed to using the career assessment & coaching process provided by GRIT along with other common tools to accelerate this effort across the county.
- Whiteoak has spent the last 2 years integrating elements and services from the GRIT Project into the high school to create a school focused on career readiness. Through the career coaching and assessment process, our students gained personal insights and help with a direction for their futures. We also implemented time into the student schedules to work on workforce credentials aligned with their interests. This provided a way to not only prepare our students for the workforce but to also provide a graduation pathway. Read more here: https://highlandcountypress.com/Content/Default/Rotator-Articles-/Article/Whiteoak-earns-high-marks-from-Ohio-Department-of-Education/-3/546/83679
- Adult Workforce Development Center opens in Greenfield, Ohio – in October 2022. Through GRIT Project funding and a TON of local collaboration, the center is poised to train adults for jobs in the county. Read more here: https://highlandcountypress.com/Content/In-The-News/In-The-News/Article/Highland-County-Workforce-Development-Center-opens-in-Greenfield/2/20/84488