Lesson 3 – Shelby-Sidney Workforce Partnership & Other Career Exploration Resources

Mentor/Volunteer Tasks:

  • Task #1 – Review Listed Resources & Sites (including Shelby County Workforce Partnership)
  • Task #2 – Make a note of the resources (tools, videos, handouts) on the sites that you believe will be of most interest to students.  Plan to share this information with your assigned student.  The items that you found informational will likely be of interest to students.  It is important for students to know that they have many options and pathways they can pursue.
  • Task #3 – Visit Hometown Opportunity site by clicking on the image at the bottom of the page. 

Overview: Because students may have interests that lead to other careers that are not found on the Ohio Career Pathways site, they may need to explore other sites that have a broader selection of career fields.  Allow students to explore the following sites to find information about a variety of other career fields

The following sites can be explored by students:

Dr. Kit sitehttp://www.drkit.org/careerchoice/

Students can navigate to this site and then click on the various careers under each of the different career fields.  Those links take students to subpages that have videos of students who are in the various careers.


This site has a wealth of resources that students can explore to find out more about a wide range of career fields.  This link will take students to video resources for careers.  They have to click the arrow to the right of the career field to show the drop down of the specific careers under that field.  Students can then explore the specific careers of their choice. You may want encourage students to explore the other resources and links on this site.  The site has a wealth of information.

O•NET Onlinehttps://www.onetonline.org/find/

This site also has a lot of career information for students to explore.  This page is a little more complex and not as user friendly as the other sites, but it does have some good information.  Students will have to select the career field of their choice from the various drop down menus to navigate to specific careers in the specific field.  The results show the potential growth of the career and the overall outlook for the careers.  There is also the projected job openings for each career.

Shelby/Sidney Workforce Partnership (WP) – http://www.workforcepartner.com/workforce-partnership.php 

The Workforce Partnership is another dynamic resource available to Shelby County students.  WP is a non-profit organization of over 40 business partners throughout Shelby County  with the goal of building a strong workforce, exposing students and the community to all the various career opportunities in Shelby County, as well as developing skills that will allow students to become successful in employment, college, and members of our communities. 

  • The Partnership’s Mission: To align our workforce and education systems to respond to the skills needs of business and industry in Shelby County. Schools and industry will work together to build workforce training and 21st century skills development programs that will prepare students and employees for current and future local jobs.  The Workforce Partnership will work with public and private partners to create a more coherent and flexible workforce development system that will connect local students to jobs in Shelby County.
  • Workforce Partnership is Partnered with the Hometown Opportunity Program: Shelby County and West Central Ohio have been blessed with hundreds of businesses, industries and manufacturers owned by people who pride themselves on doing an honest day’s work for themselves and their customers. The result of this exemplary work ethic is successful businesses that are growing and expanding. Hometown Opportunity focuses on connecting local business with local employees via their web site. Employers can post their jobs and job seekers can post their resumesClick on the image below to visit their website. We think that you will be excited about this great resource, also. See for yourself that you don’t need to leave your local community or commute long distances to pursue a great career!

Hometown Opportunity