Ottawa County Schools Opening Doors, Introducing Students to Local Opportunities

Posted on: January 13, 2022

The Ottawa County Business Advisory Council (BAC), schools and local businesses are partnering to better educate students about current and future employment opportunities.  The schools are opening their doors and inviting businesses to meet with students, face-to-face, during the school day.

“The accelerated shift of posting jobs and careers to digital channels has (in many ways) taken away the importance of relationships.  We (Ottawa County employers) want to get to know our future workforce and start educating now,” stated Ken Williams, President of the Business Advisory Council.  “What better way to communicate current and future jobs than meeting in-person with the students where they are comfortable.“

These employer school visits will be held during lunch. Employer representatives will setup in the lunchroom and speak with students about the business. Representatives can also have them fill out job applications on the spot and answer any questions the students may have. Genoa, Oak Harbor and Port Clinton High Schools currently have their own employer sign-up sheets. They are ready to welcome employers between now and the end of the school year.

Employers may select as many dates and times as they would like. Please be respectful when choosing your dates. Dates and time slots are on a “first come, first serve” basis.

If you are an Ottawa County employer and are interested in attending any of these lunch periods, please sign up online at