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Workforce Prep Day at Ohio State Fair

Ohio State Fair

Workforce Prep Day



Ohio 4-H offers a competitive event at the Ohio State Fair to showcase the workforce preparation knowledge and skills that youth have gained through participation in 4-H.


Must have completed the Teen Leadership on the Job or Get In The Act! project book OR have participated in a 4-H workforce  preparation program (camp counselors, CARTEENS, junior fair board, leadership projects, etc.)

  • • Prepare a display that conveys what the participant learned
  • • Discuss their exhibits with the judges
  • • Complete a mock interview as if applying for a job as a day camp counselor

Judges evaluate participants on the following basis:wfpdayohiostatefair

  • • Overall appearance and performance
  • • Knowledge, skill, and understanding related to the project
  • • Communication skills
  • • Quality of their exhibit
  • • Mock interview performance
  • • Quality and appropriateness of responses


Included here you will find information to assist you in advertising and selecting 4-H members to represent your county during Workforce Preparation Day at the Ohio State Fair.

  • • You can send as many 4-H members to the state fair as you would like (you don’t have to limit it to 2).
  • • 4-H’ers get to select a job to interview for instead of being required to interview for one position.
  • • 4-H’ers can directly register for the event (or you can encourage them to register)


Registration Information:


Flyers (These are designed for 8.5 x 11 paper – they are geared towards advertising Workforce Preparation Day to your 4-H Youth. Post them in your office, include them in a newsletter, send them to clubs to distribute as flyers, post them on your website, etc).

Enhanced Podcast – Visit our Knowledge Economy website for a podcast that you can show at 4-H events to increase the visibility and knowledge of WFP Day at the Ohio State Fair.

Audience: Educators/Volunteers/ 4-H Members

Content: These enhanced podcasts help you to advertise Ohio State Fair Workforce Preparation Day!

For More Information Contact:

Nate Arnett 937-278-2601, Assistant Superintendent