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Career Pathways


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Ohio 4-H believes that everything we do helps prepare youth to thrive.

The Ohio 4-H Pathways to the Future approach meets 4-H youth where they are and provides awareness, exploration, and prepared experiences to help youth find their own career pathway.

Being the college and career readiness program within The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences to prepare youth to successfully accomplish their college and career goals following high school. Youth will engage in specialized events, activities, and curricula focused on career exploration and career readiness. The program is focused on developing and refining skills through experiences and a variety of strategies to help youth successfully transition to post-high school learning experiences and the workforce. Parents also have an opportunity to engage in conversations about the admission and financial aid process and other topics to support their child’s career aspiration.

Pathways DiagramSome of the signature programs available through 4-H Pathways:

4-H Spark EXPO
MRW Work Ethic Certification

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4-H Pathways to the Future is our newsletter focused on all things career exploration, post-high school learning preparation, and workforce development! Catch up on the latest edition:
Winter/Spring 2023

Fall 2023

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For more information about 4-H Pathways, contact Margo Overholt-Seckel, program manager, Ohio 4-H Workforce Development & Pathways.