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Serving school districts in Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Marion, Medina, Morrow, Richland, Seneca, and Wyandot Counties in Ohio

Workforce Development


Nationally and in Ohio, Workforce Development is provided within sixteen career pathways, including the areas of Agriculture and Environmental Systems, Arts and Communication, Business Administration, Construction Technologies, Education and Training, Engineering and Science Technologies, Finance, Government and Public Administration, Health Science, Hospitality and Tourism, Human Services, Information Technology, Law and Public Safety, Manufacturing, Marketing, and Transportation Systems.

On this website page, we support enhanced partnerships of Local Educational Districts with business and industry. Additionally, we support the alignment of what communities need now and for the future as first and foremost determining factors when developing and maintaining the pathways, programming, and agency partnerships that will support those fields. We further those efforts with foundational knowledge for educators regarding exploration and work experience to prepare students for further study and a career in his/her chosen field

Workforce Development falls under the larger umbrella of Career Readiness and Preparation. For further Q&A regarding Workforce Development, see: https://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Career-Tech/CTE-FAQ#FAQ1515 

Policies, Regulation, and Guidance

Rules and regulations regarding secondary transition and workforce development for students with disabilities include, but are not limited to: 

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and 

Ohio Employment First. 

Ohio Department of Education and Workforce information regarding graduation HERE.

In addition, guidance regarding student Individual Education Plans at the Universal Support Materials on D.E.W. Website HERE.

See further guidance regarding student Success Plans HERE

Workforce Development Contacts

Please feel free to contact the individuals listed below for more information:

Julie Frankl

Career Technical Education Lead Consultant

[email protected]  


Mike Hebenthal
Career Advising Lead Consultant
PH: 419-747-4808

Stacey Swank
Postsecondary Transition Lead Consultant
PH: 419-747-4808