Career Awareness

Welcome to the First Stage of
the Career Development Cycle

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Career Awareness

Utilizing resources from Ohio Means Jobs Career Connections, students develop greater awareness of high demand industries and occupations throughout Unit 1. Students will define and compare what a job is compared to what a career is; and establish what this means for them both short and long-term. They will also build their knowledge of the education and training needed to be successful in these jobs and become more self-aware of their own attitudes towards future career success.

How will you PREPARE? Here we go!

Future Focus Friday

Geauga Growth Partnership is proud to host educational tours of local businesses to High Schools in Geauga County annually. These may be divided by school, grade level, student career cluster interest, student industry interest, and more. 

Select the “Contact Us” button at the top of the page to get in touch with GGP staff regarding this opportunity. 

Middle School Career Days

Geauga Growth Partnership is proud to partner with local businesses to invite local middle schools to participate in these highly engaging career awareness field experiences.

GGP Middle Schools Career Days can be delivered in person or virtually and features tours of local businesses, representatives from the company speaking about their educational and career paths, and the education and skills needed for entry level to upper-level management. Students are provided opportunities to connect directly with workplace mentors, ask questions, and consider various opportunities that could be available to them upon graduation.

Career Awareness (Unit 1) 

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1.1 Introduction to Career Awareness

1.2 Welcome to OhioMeansJobs K-12

1.3 The 4 E's: Pathways to a Successful Career

1.4 Turning Passion into Purpose

1.5 Defining Your Occupational Interests

1.6 Goal Setting/Finding Future Success

1.7 Our Ideal Working Environment

1.8 Living Our Best Professional Life