Ohio high school students now can earn recognition by showing they are prepared to contribute to the workplace and their communities. The OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal is formal designation students can earn on their high school diplomas and transcripts indicating they have the personal strengths, strong work ethic and professional experience that businesses need.
To earn the OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal, motivated high school students must demonstrate certain professional skills required for success in the workplace. Students work with at least three experienced and trusted mentors who validate the demonstration of these skills in school, work or the community.
The OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal is available for the graduating classes of 2018 and beyond and will be printed directly on Ohio diplomas and transcripts.
Students interested in pursuing an OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal should talk to their career technical teacher and counselor and refer to the guidelines and resources on the Ohio Department of Education website. Students are responsible for securing and managing the completion of the Student OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal Validation form, Part 1-Professional Skills Verification). This completed form must be submitted to your school counselor no later than Monday, April 1st, 2019.
- Student OhioMeansJobs Readiness Seal Validation Form
- Earning the OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal – A Guide for Educators, Students and Families
- Validating a Student’s OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal – A Guide for Mentors
- Student OhioMeansJobs Readiness Seal Rubric
- OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal – What it Means to Employers and Institutions of Higher Education
- OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal – General Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)