While the job coaches are present in the classroom, they assist students on how to navigate and utilize the OhioMeansJobs.com website. They walk them through the registration process and direct them to their website backpack. The OMJ backpack is a useful tool on their account where they will be able to centralize all of their employment and training developments in one user profile.
The OMJ Backpack will help students to
Develop their career plan
Outline their work values and career goals
Take advantage of assessments and training
Save and compare potential schools and programs they are interested in
Conduct and save job searches
Keep track of all the jobs they have applied to
List resumes/cover letters
Plan for their future and gain experience in budgeting and financial literacy
Find and apply for scholarships that they are eligible for
The OMJ backpack acts as a hub account for students to actively plan and develop their future.
The high school job coaches help students create their first resume and upload it to the OMJ backpack. They also conduct workshops and one-on-one activities to educate students on soft skill-development and job readiness.
Job Search Assistance
The high school job coaches assist students in conducting effective job searches that provide them with knowledge on available and relevant jobs. In addition, they walk students through the usage of the job search bar and all of the filters they can use to find the ideal job for them. Students will learn about the different criteria and skills that employers want for the jobs they are interested in. They will also learn how to write and change their cover letter based off the job they are applying for.
The high school job coaches give students information on local employers and opportunities, and also review the different industries and positions that exist in Allen County.
The high school job coaches facilitate career exploration and development for high school students in Allen County. They will line up job shadowing opportunities with local employers where students will be able to get real work experience to see if that industry or career is the path for them.