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Career Planning

Career Planning

Looking for a STEM Career? Check out this website

Van Wert Works:
Take advantage of our local resources. Go to to find out about matching talent to jobs, dreams to opportunity and vision to resources right here in Van Wert County!

Need information on nursing? This is a good website to learn about the different degrees and other exciting information ...

A second great resource for nursing. 

A third resource for nursing.

Interested in the HEALTH Careers Field? Go to to research the field.

Careers in Health Care Administration

Interested in the field of Construction? 
West Central Ohio Laborers' Apprenticeship Program. The program runs three years with a minimum of 4,000 hours of diversified work and on the job training in the areas of construction. You could build and repair roads, highways, bridges, and tunnels; construct residential and commercial buildings; clean up hazardous waste sites; or perform other kinds of work.

Qualifications: Must be 18 years of age, have valid drivers license or State ID, physically able to perform the work of trade, High School Diploma or GED, and must pass a drug test.

Where to apply: Lima Local 329, 4580 S. Dixie Hwy., Lima, OH 45806, Phone: (419)999-2727, Email:, Contact: Rick Johnson

When to Apply: April

Are you looking for an Apprentice Program?  There are over 1000 occupations that you can start through an apprenticeship program. They range from a carpenter to a locksmith. To find registered apprenticeship sponsors go to and click on "finding a registered apprenticeship program" or you can go to for operating engineer training.

Manufacturing Career Pathways Program through West Central Ohio Manufacturing Consortium:
This group is interested in improving the manufacturing workforce in West Central Ohio. They have developed a Manufacturing Pathways Certification Program that preares current and potential employees for tomorrow's manufacturing. WCOMC Certification brings to you: referrals to jobs with good-paying employers, documentation of your increased skills training, college credit for Basic and Intermediate certification, which can speed your progress to degree achievement. Contact: Doug Durliat at Manufacturing Pathways 419-995-8353 or or go to

The following sites will help you search for the career that is right for you. Websites are extremely helpful, but please stop in and see Mrs. Leeth for further information.

Research Careers, Post-Secondary Schools, Applications On-line and Financing - Education Planner

Ohio Means Jobs:  Students remember to click on the small cardinal with the graduation cap.