Resources by Needs

The following is a listing of educational and training resources along with various providers.
(Clicking on the provider will take you to their website and contact information.)   

Advisory Committees
An advisory committee is a group of volunteers that meets regularly on a long-term basis to provide advice and/or support to an institution or one of its subunits. By opening a window of exchange with members of the broader society, advisory committees can help institutions with a host of important functions: strengthening programs, improving management, reviewing and evaluating mission, programs, and services, recruiting personnel, raising funds, promoting public relations, and improving relationships with other organizations.
Apprenticeship is a system of training a new generation of practitioners of a skill. Apprentices build their careers from apprenticeships. Most of their training is done while working for an employer who helps the apprentices learn their trade, in exchange for their continuing labor for an agreed period after they become skilled. Theoretical education may also be involved, informally via the workplace and/or by attending vocational schools while still being paid by the employer.

        Rhodes State College  419-995-8406
Career and Work
The aim of Career and Work Explorations is to provide students with opportunities to develop and enhance the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to acquire awareness, to access information, and to understand and positively influence their own life career development.  Students will be able to expand their awareness, to explore and to experience various work roles through work-based learning experiences.


CBI (Career Based Intervention)

Work-based learning and academic intervention programs for students (ages 12-21)identified as disadvantaged and having barriers to career and academic success.

Career Based Intervention (CBI) is a program that has served students at risk of academic failure for more than 45 years. 1 CBI students receive a minimum of 118 hours of annual instruction (can be a multi-year program) and access a wide range of services tailored to their needs.  Through CBI, students identified as disadvantaged (economic, academic or both) receive assistance in six areas: academic intervention; employability skills; career exploration; implementation of a career plan; work-based learning (paid, unpaid or a combination of both); and participation in a career pathway with options for both further education and jobs.  • CBI programs adhere to seven key principles: Higher Expectations, Common Curriculum, Authentic Learning, Supportive Structures, Sense of Belonging, Continuous Improvement and Student Identification. 

 Apollo Career Center 419-998-2910

Co-operative (Including Tech Prep)
Cooperative education is a structured method of combining classroom-based education with practical work experience. A cooperative education experience, commonly known as a "co-op", provides academic credit for structured job experience. Cooperative education is taking on new importance in helping young people to make the school-to-work transition, service learning, and experiential learning initiatives.    
          Rhodes State College  419-995-8406
Customized Training and Performance Solutions
Customized Training (Assess Training Need, Identify Resource to Match Need, Develop Training, Deliver Training, Evaluate Training, Improve Training and Repeat Cycle if Necessary for Continuous Improvement).  Customized Performance Solutions (Assess Performance Issue, Identify Resources to Assist With Performance Issue Identified, Develop Customized Solution and Identify Measurements to Show Improved Performance, Implement Solution, Evaluate and Measure Solution Implemented, Improve, Repeat Cycle for Continuous Improvement)

Apollo Career Center 419-998-2910

Owens Community College  419-995-8406

          Rhodes State College  419-995-8406



(formerly known as Distributive Education Clubs of America, also known as Collegiate DECA on the college level) is an international association of students and teachers of marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality, and marketing sales and service ( It is one of ten organizations listed as Career and Technical Student Organizations by the United States Department of Education.

          Apollo Career Center 419-998-2910


Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission (RSC) )  is the state agency that partners with Ohioans with disabilities to achieve quality employment, independence and Social Security disability determination outcomes through its Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR), Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI) and Bureau of Disability Determination (BDD). By working with partners across business, government, educational and non-profit sectors, RSC vocational rehabilitation team guides youths with disabilities regarding career preparation; works with people who acquire disabilities mid-career; and advises companies about disability management and workplace solutions, which allows them to recruit talented professionals and retain valuable employees. BDD adjudicates claims for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Job Shadowing  
Job Shadow, in its most traditional sense, is a program for high school students to find out what it is like to be in a specific profession. This helps the student to choose the college program (higher education/training) and subsequently the profession that they would like to choose. However, the act of job shadowing is also utilized by college students, sometimes within the terms of an internship, or by non-student adults simply wanting to experience a particular career opportunity. In either, the shadower will follow the professional and observe their daily work.  The Job Shadow program requires an employee/company to partner with the school.
Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement's programs focus on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy, and teach young people important skills to help them become economically empowered. JA students learn how to start and grow a business, how to successfully contribute in the workplace, and how to effectively manage the money they earn. Junior Achievement programs also help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities. JA programs are taught in the classroom and after school by community volunteers, who use JA curriculum and share their work-life experiences with students.

Project Lead the Way      
PLTW prepares students to be the most innovative and productive leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and to make meaningful, pioneering contributions to our world.  PLTW partners with middle schools and high schools to provide a rigorous, relevant STEM education. Through an engaging, hands-on curriculum, PLTW encourages the development of problem-solving skills, critical thinking, creative and innovative reasoning and a love of learning.  The PLTW middle and high school STEM education programs give students a brighter future by providing them with a foundation and proven path to college and career success in STEM-related fields. STEM education is at the heart of today’s high-tech, high-skill global economy.  For America to remain economically competitive, our next generation of leaders must develop the critical-reasoning and problem-solving skills that will help make them the most productive in the world. PLTW sparks the ingenuity, creativity and innovation within all of our students.
Rhodes State College  419-995-8406

Student Mentorships or Internships
refers to a personal developmental relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. The person in receipt of mentorship may be referred to as a protégé (male), a protégée (female), an apprentice or, in recent years, a mentee. "Mentoring" is a process that always involves communication and is relationship based.

An intern is someone who works in a temporary position with an emphasis on on-the-job training rather than merely employment (SIH-199), making it similar to an apprenticeship. Interns are usually college or university students, but they can also be high school students or post graduate adults seeking skills for a new career; they may also be as young as middle school students in some areas. Student internships provide opportunities for students to gain experience in their field, determine if they have an interest in a particular career, create a network of contacts, or gain school credit. Internships provide employers with cheap or free labor for (typically) low-level tasks. Some interns find permanent, paid employment with the companies in which they interned. Their value to the company may be increased by the fact that they need little to no training.  An internship may be either paid, unpaid or partially paid (in the form of a stipend).

Rhodes State College  419-995-8406

Teacher Externships 
Allow educators to observe and participate in the workplace and gain valuable insights into the academic, technical, and interpersonal skills required.
Welfare-to-Work and Work First

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996," a comprehensive bipartisan welfare reform plan that will dramatically change 

the nation's welfare system into one that requires work in exchange for time-limited assistance.  The bill contains strong work requirements, a performance bonus to reward states for moving welfare recipients into jobs, state maintenance of effort requirements, comprehensive child support enforcement, and supports for families moving from welfare to work…



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