SuccessBound Students and Families

It is never too early to get started on a career pathway!


Education. Qualifications. Experience. Pursuing a career requires all three, and Ohio’s SuccessBound initiative is designed to make sure students have access to the right education, relevant skills and work experiences to pave the way to their dream jobs.

Why We Need a Learning and Earning Exchange

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To learn more about the need for career-focused education, visit “The Need – Why systems of pathways lead to success for students


Building a SuccessBound Community: Families Toolkit

The Ohio Department of Education has prepared toolkits to help communities establish programs and partnerships. Download toolkit items today, and help your community become SuccessBound!

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Additional great resources for Families

SuccessBound Stories

Victorious Jones is SuccessBound!

Victorious Jones just finished middle school, but she’s already taking steps toward a career in medicine through a partnership between OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, a health service provider and the second-largest employer in the community, Marion City Schools and Marion Technical College. The partners are deeply committed to helping students prepare for and secure in-demand jobs. This partnership is a model for what SuccessBound inspires: strong communities working together.

Learn More About Victorious!

Meet Myra James-Fernandez

Myra James-Fernandez, 14, dreams of becoming a pediatrician, and the SuccessBound approach in Marion is helping her get a jump-start on that dream.

Marion City Schools’ early college high school model allows students like Myra to take advantage of College Credit Plus to earn an associate degree in her career field of interest before graduating high school. Beginning in ninth grade, students can take classes at Marion Technical College for free and earn college credits toward associate degrees.

Learn More About Myra!