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From the Ohio Department of Education
June 2014

PREPARING STUDENTS FOR CAREERS SOONER, INCREASING COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT WITH KIDS AND PREVENTING DROPOUTS. By better connecting our students—especially those at risk of dropping out—with mentors, career information and job-focused training, more of them will be able find fulfilling careers.

Dropout prevention—helping keep Ohio students in schools: Nearly 24,000 young men and women drop out of Ohio high schools each year. Students who are at risk of dropping out need our help to stay in school and get their diplomas. The newly passed Mid-Biennium Review legislation includes new ways to identify these at-risk students earlier in their school careers and build alternative strategies to better engage them. The Ohio Department of Education and local school districts will work together on new strategies to identify at-risk students and connect them with tailored career counseling.

Encouraging mentorship through Community Connectors: The legislation includes $10 million from lottery proceeds to provide 3-to-1 matching grants that support efforts by community groups and businesses to mentor students. Quality mentoring programs have proven to motivate and inspire students, as well as help them develop skills that lead to success in school and the workplace.

Expanding access to vocational education: Career-technical programs now may begin in the seventh grade to give more Ohio students a jumpstart on career education.

Helping Ohio adults without diplomas get back on track: As many as 1 million Ohio adults lack high school diplomas. It’s difficult for students older than 22 to earn a traditional high school diploma. Approved colleges and career centers will be able to create new programs that enable adults to earn a high school diploma while simultaneously earning an industry credential or certificate.

Applying for the GED

GED Test Sites

Cincinnati State Technical& Community College
3520 Central Pkwy
Cincinnati, Ohio 45223
(513) 569-1550

National College of Business & Technology
6871 Steger Dr.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45237

New Horizons Computer Learning Center
10653 Techwoods Circle
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
(513) 554-0111

Tactix Consulting Group, Inc.
11353 Reed Hartman Hwy.
Reed Hartman Towers
Cincinnati, OH 45241
(513) 333-4140

Great Oaks Career Development Center
3254 E. Kemper Road
Sharonville, Ohio 45241
(513) 771-8925

Butler Tech
3603 Hamilton-Middletown Rd.
Hamilton, OH 45011
(513) 645-8200