Hardin Career Task Force
Formed as a partnership between businesses, employers, workforce development professionals and educators in Hardin County, the Career Task Force collaborates to create awareness of in-demand occupations in our area, and to create an understanding of in-demand knowledge and skills.
The Hardin Career Task Force is working with area school districts to educate about and promote In-Demand Jobs to students. For the 2022-2023 school year, we are highlighting careers in Manufacturing, Agriculture and Healthcare.
Part of this initiative is a Speakers Series. Each Speakers Series event will be hosted at a different school in Hardin County. Panelists will address junior high students in-person during a session that will last approximately one-hour. Each session will also be broadcast virtually to other schools and will be recorded for future use within the schools.
Manufacturing, December 15, 2022 | Upper Scioto Valley Schools | 1:30 PM
Agriculture, February 16, 2023 | Ada Exempted Village Schools | 1:30 PM
Healthcare, May 4, 2023 | Kenton City Schools | 1:30 PM
Panels will feature people from a variety of stages in their career or roles within the industry to provide a broad view of careers available. Each panel will consist of up to five speakers. Dr. Rick Smith, Superintendent of Ohio Hi-Point Career Center will serve as moderator for each event, and will be asking questions for the panelists to answer. The format is casual and geared toward junior high through high school students to expose them to career paths of which they may not have been aware.
Employer Video Project
We are putting together a video series that spotlights employers in Hardin County, and would like to include your organization!
Any employer in Hardin County is invited to participate. We are focusing on major employers, especially those that offer in-demand jobs (listed at topjobs.ohio.gov).
We will produce videos that feature two employees of your organization discussing their jobs at your organization. Target length of each video is no more than three minutes. These videos will be shared with you, the public, and with local schools.
We are ready to begin video production now, and our goal is to have the series complete by In-Demand Jobs Week, May 2-6, 2022. After that, this will be an ongoing project, and we plan to continue to create videos.
To be included in the project, employers must have a location in Hardin County.
Videos will be published on YouTube, sent to Hardin County schools, a copy will be provided to the employer, and they can be used by the Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance and OhioMeansJobs Hardin County as informational tools.
There are many employers and positions available in Hardin County that students and job seekers may not know about. The purpose of these videos is to increase awareness and interest in employment opportunities, with the goal of keeping recent graduates and adults working here, in Hardin County.
Send your materials to the Alliance staff, and we will produce the video!
- Select two employees (associates) to feature in your video. The first should be someone in an entry level position, just beginning their career. The second should be someone in a mid- to senior-level position, ideally someone that has been employed at your organization for many years, started at entry level and has worked their way up to their current position.
- Interview each of the employees and record the audio of the interview. This could be done as simply as using the recording feature on a cell phone.
- We will provide the interview questions. Questions will include the employee's name, position, length of employment, primary work activities of the position, favorite part of their job, etc.
- Provide us with some general information about employment with your organization, such as entry level pay range, top pay range, benefits package, typical work schedule, etc.
- Provide us with at least 10 still photos of your facility, making sure that they comply with any confidentiality regulations of your organization. Include one photo of each of the employees that you interviewed, at their workstation. Optionally, you could include video clips of your facility, if you have them available.
- Provide a digital copy of your corporate logo.
- We will provide you a release that gives us permission to make and distribute the video and to use your logo.
- We will produce a video, publish it, and provide a copy to you.
If you would like to participate, but are not able to conduct the interviews, create the audio recording, or take the pictures, let us know. A member of the Alliance staff can come to your facility and assist you!