CAREER ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNTIY (CEO)
Ottawa County High School Junior and Senior students have an opportunity to earn high school credits for participating in our Career Engagement Opportunity (CEO) Internship Program. The CEO Internship program provides students with a pathway between school and work. Students develop entry level skills in a specific occupation, practice career management, and prepare for employment all while earning high school credit.
- Students can earn up to 1 school credit (120 hours of internship time).
- The CEO Program is flexible and presents a wide-range of possibilities of hours/schedules.
- The CEO Program gives the students an opportunity to “test the waters” of a desired occupation.
FAQs (frequently asked questions)
As much as we want to say yes, this program is meant for you to try out a job/role that you have never experience before (i.e. – maintenance assistant at the Ottawa County Engineer’s Office). Therefore internships with family-owned businesses through the CEO Program will not be accepted. For those of you who are interested in pursuing a education internship (i.e. – a school nurse, teacher, etc.) we highly encourage you to step outside your school and intern at another Ottawa County school.
Your internship can be done after school, during school, or weekends. The program is meant to be flexible and our local employers will work with you. So if you are worried about a high school internship affecting your ability to play sports or afterschool activities, we simply ask you to communicate that to the employer you are interning with. Summer internships are not available through this program, however we encourage your to visit ohiomeansjobs.com and take a look at summer job opportunities.
You can earn up to 1 school credit (120 hours of internship time). Those who submit all required documentation at the end of their internship will receive up to a $500.00 stipend. If an employer would like to arrange a paid internship, that would be through the employer. You would not receive a stipend but you would still receive school credit.
Our Ottawa County employers want to help our students succeed and encourage you to reach out to them for an internship. They are eager to teach, showcase their business – and even HIRE YOU after graduation. These internships have lead to immediate, full-time job opportunities for some of our participating students. The overall goal for our students is to help them figure out what they’re good at and what they want to do – and maybe interning at one of these employers makes you realize you don’t want to pursue that career. Knowing that BEFORE you commit to education and training will save you a lot of dollars spent and a lot of time wondering.
Click the link below to see the full list of participating employers.