Unlocking career success

In-Demand Jobs Week is an exciting time for Ohioans as it celebrates the jobs, industries, and skills that are in high demand in the state.

This year's focus is on the different paths that Ohioans can take to land successful careers. The state of Ohio offers various career pathways to success, including Career Technical Education, Pre-Apprenticeships, College Credit Plus, and Industry-Recognized Credentials.

Career Technical Education is an essential pathway that provides students of all ages with academic and technical skills, knowledge, and training necessary to succeed in future careers and become lifelong learners. 

Pre-Apprenticeships, on the other hand, teach entry-level technical and job-readiness skills for an apprentice occupation to prepare students for a formal Registered Apprenticeship training program upon graduation.

College Credit Plus is a program that helps individuals earn college and high school credits simultaneously by taking college courses from local colleges or universities while in high school. This program allows individuals to save time and money while earning valuable credentials.

Industry-Recognized Credentials are essential in demonstrating the knowledge and skills students gain through hands-on learning in a specific job or industry. These credentials help job seekers stand out from the competition and demonstrate their expertise in a particular field.

Ohio's Top Jobs List provides a comprehensive list of the most in-demand jobs in the state, ranging from healthcare and technology to skilled trades and advanced manufacturing. These jobs offer endless opportunities for individuals looking to start or advance their careers.