Career Connections Conference

October 7, 2015

The second annual Tolles Career Connections Conference is designed to provide professional development on the statewide Career Connections initiative and requirements from the Ohio Department of Education. Last year more than 100 education professionals attended the first-ever conference at Tolles.

This year, the conference will be more hands-on and focused on specific career advising and student success plan resources and tactics.

NOTE: Participants should be sure to have been granted School Student Level Access by their OEDS-R coordinator prior to attending. This will allow you to participate and see data from your school during the conference. Participants should ask their OEDS-R coordinator for this access as a group so the coordinator can grant access all at one time for those needing access.

Registration Information

Tolles’ Career Connections Conference is proudly presented to attendees FREE OF CHARGE. While the conference is at no cost to participants, all attendees must be registered.

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Tentative Schedule

8-8:30 a.m.

Registration & continental breakfast (Provided by Madison/Champaign Co. ESC)

8:30-10 a.m.

General Session

  • Create a long-term sustainable career advising system
  • Decide on a delivery model
  • Career Advising Policy overview
  • Career pathway components
  • Learning strategies
  • Student Success Plans

Presenters: Beth Fogelsong (Tolles Career Connections Coordinator), John Riley (Academy EDU/Project EDU Satellite Instructor), Cindy Binion (Logistics Satellite Instructor), Justin Creps (Pre-Engineering/Manufacturing Satellite Instructor), Amy Henry (Academy INC/Project INC Satellite Instructor

10-10:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break

10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

Session 2

OhioMeansJobs 101 

Presenter: Carolyn George, ODE Career Connections Administrator

11:15-11:45 a.m.

Session 3

Reporting Tools for OhioMeansJobs

Presenter: Carolyn George, ODE Career Connections Administrator

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.


Provided by Tolles 

12:45-1:30 p.m.

Session 4

Resources Available in Teacher Resource Library & Lesson Plans Through OhioMeansJobs

Presenter: Michele Roberts, Madison/Champaign Co. ESC

1:30-2:15 p.m.

Collaboration Time for District Teams

2:15-2:30 p.m.


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