An educator, whether in the classroom or on the field, can serve as a mentor for a student. By serving as a mentor, you are giving the student first-hand information on what it takes to be successful in the future in both the workplace and postsecondary education. The OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal gives a student an extra credential that not all applicants will have and a unique recommendation from each of their mentors. The seal helps students with professional skills stand out to future employers and postsecondary institutions.
Mentors are experienced and trusted advisors who work with students in a school environment during the school day or during extracurricular activities. To become a mentor, educators must actively view the student demonstrating professional skills in a school environment. These activities are separate from work-based and community-based activities. School mentors include teachers, administrators, advisors, coaches, and others. Mentors should sign the form only when the student has demonstrated the skill under their supervision.
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