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Are you working on a plan for after graduation?

First of all, congratulations on your high school graduation!  If you have not yet made a plan, you may want to consider "earning while you are learning".  There are some local businesses that are hiring and are looking to fill good-paying jobs that do not require 4-year degrees.  Some of these employers have programs to help their employees pursue certifications or college degrees.

The following employers have positions available and would love to speak with you!

Corna Kokosing is a Columbus-based construction company with 270 team members and growing.  This is the company that is building the new Lincoln Elementary School.

  • Check out this video  to learn more about the company and the job opportunities available
  • Positions available:  Pre-apprenticeship and Apprenticeship positions
  • CLICK HERE to fill out an on-line application 
  • Questions:  Contact Jackie with your questions at or call 614-352-0749

Heartland Bank is a community bank with 16 branches in Central Ohio and growing.

  • Heartland is committed to providing its employees with the tools for success, both in the workplace and at home. They offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package and encourage employees to seek continued professional development.
  • Positions available:  Universal Banker, Accounting Specialist I, Client Services Representative
  • CLICK HERE to fill out an on-line application
  • Questions:  Email Stephanie Marshall at

IEC Central Ohio offers top of the line training opportunities to those wishing to enter the electrical trade through apprenticeship.  Earn and learn as you prepare for the career of a lifetime while working for good wages with an IEC Electrical Contractor and attending class just four hours per week as you progress in knowledge and financially.  Bonus of college credits with no college debt. 

  • As part of IEC electrical apprenticeship, you gain valuable skills, training on the job with a respected IEC Electrical Contracting firm and learning from certified professionals at the IEC Training Center located just minutes from John Glenn International Airport.  
  • Those who successfully complete the program are recognized as journeymen electricians who earned nationally recognized credentials from the US Department of Labor, the State of Ohio Office of Apprenticeship and the from the National Association of Independent Electrical Contractors.  
  • With no college debt, a bonus of 34 college credits are awarded to those completing apprenticeship, by our partners in education, Columbus State Community College and the American Council on Education.... Your road to a rewarding and lucrative career with no college debt! 
  • Employment with an IEC Contractor:  Take a look at what journeymen say about the value of working with IEC and building a career through apprenticeship.  See videos, very bottom of homepage -
  • Positions available:  IEC Electrical Contractors, employers throughout Central Ohio are listed at  You will be assisted through the process of contacting employers who are interviewing now.  
  • To apply go to : –  Apply or arrange for an in-person meeting.    
  • Questions:  Email Tom Ellis, Training Coordinator – or Barbara Tipton, Director of Education –  or call 614-473-1050
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Ohio Means Jobs Virtual Job Fair is an opportunity to connect with businesses throughout Central Ohio that have available positions and are ready to hire. 

  • How it works:  Each week there is a job fair Thursday-Saturday.  Registration for each week starts on Tuesday.
  • CLICK HERE  for a video explanation of the Job Fair
  • CLICK HERE  for the Job Fair website and registration
    • Thu, May 7 – Sat, May 9    (Registration opens on Tue, May 05)
    • Thu, May 14 – Sat, May 16    (Registration opens on Tue, May 12)
    • Thu, May 21 – Sat, May 23    (Registration opens on Tue, May 19)
    • Thu, May 28 – Sat, May 30    (Registration opens on Tue, May 26)


Columbus State has identified 23 growing career fields and created certificate programs that are scholarship eligible. Earning a certificate is a great way to transition into a new career.

  • The programs include:  Nurse Aide, Supply Chain, Automotive, Manufacturing, Culinary Arts and much more....
  • The certificates can be covered by a scholarship for qualifying students.
  • CLICK HERE to see the list of programs and scholarship information. 
  • CLICK HERE for information about the admissions process, financial aid, and academic programs.


The Ohio Means Jobs Career Services Center can provide one-on-on assistance with your job search, resume, LinkedIn profile, career counseling.  There may also be funding available for training to those who qualify.

  • CLICK HERE  for a video explanation of the Career Services available. 
  • Apply on-line at:


It is important to take some time to explore different careers and think about the type of work you enjoy.  My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers to learn more about their career options. The site has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers.

Gahanna-Jefferson Education Foundation
380 Granville St.
Gahanna, OH 43230
Phone: 614-416-0298

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