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Empowerment Through Education

Workforce Prep Overview

Teachers have an opportunity to create authentic learning experiences that help prepare youth for the world of work through a series of distinct but connected experiences. The Ohio 4-H Workforce Preparation Initiative has created a model outlining the following areas:Workforce Prep Overview

• Career awareness and exploration •

• Work readiness and skill development •

• Work-based learning •

• Post-secondary internships

• Lifelong learning •


Situated in the context of positive youth development philosophy, workforce preparation experiences engage youth through distinct but connected experiences. Through intentional programmatic efforts,  authentic learning experiences can be created that complement the formal education system and facilitate the development of skills necessary for success in the 21st century.

Critical skills for success in the 21st century workforce are the same skills necessary for individuals to be capable, competent, and contributing parents, neighbors, friends, and citizens.

These skills include:Workforce Prep Overview

• Thinking skills

• Communication

• Teamwork and leadership

• Lifelong learning and self-direction

• Technology adoption and application

• Professionalism and ethics


Check out the links below for more information:

Ohio 4-H Workforce Preparation Overview