Support the seal!
Students who earn the OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal have demonstrated professional skills that are essential for success in their career path, whether in the workforce or the postsecondary classroom.To show support for work-ready students, companies, and institutions of higher education can provide testimonials using this form. By providing a testimonial, your organization is committing to training your HR or admissions team to recognize the value of the seal and the 15 professional skills students must demonstrate to earn it. Adding your organization to this list will help students know where to apply upon graduation since supporting organizations recognize the value of the seal.
Download a supported image to embed on your website or in other communications to students, schools, or parents to show your support for work-ready students
Mentors are experienced and trusted advisors who the student has worked in a professional setting during high school. To become a mentor, one must actively view the student demonstrating professional skills in a work environment. These activities are separate from school-based or community-based activities. Work mentors include supervisors, hiring managers, experienced co-workers, and others. Mentors should sign the form only when the student has demonstrated the skill under their supervision.
Put Students to Work
Businesses can provide students with work-based learning experiences to help students develop their professional skills and gain much-needed experience. The best way to learn how to succeed at work is to work. By providing a student with work, and even a mentor, you are giving that student first-hand information on what it takes to be successful in the workplace. This can help you create a talent pipeline with the experience and knowledge your business is searching for.