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Many high school students don’t have much direction on what careers are available, what different career choices mean for their future, and how they go about making these choices.

While guidance counselors try to fill this role, coupled with all the other subjects they have to cover with students, it is impossible for them to also be well-versed in career opportunities available in Medina County.
The Medina County Economic Development Corporation is tasked with bringing new business into Medina County, keeping what we have here, and helping businesses grow. In order to grow, companies need more workers and as a county, we need to keep as many of our students in county after graduation as possible.To support our schools in this effort, MCEDC has secured two years of funding to hire a Career Coach. Guidance counselors at any of our seven high schools, the Medina County Career Center, the Four Cities Compact, and Windfall School will have access to a shared calendar to schedule appointments between the Career Coach and students to discuss their futures. These consultations may be in person or virtual.
During times when schools are on break, the Career Coach will meet with companies to learn about their businesses, understand opportunities for students, and help understand the career paths available. They will also help organize school career events. 

Skills Needed:
•    Microsoft Office Suite and Google Calendar and Document Sharing•    Strong Communication and Active Listening•    Interest in businessesEssential Functions and Responsibilities:•   Meet with students and advise on career opportunities. Appropriate use of career inventories, skills inventories, and personality quizzes to assist students’ interests and abilities as well as help share resources on what is involved in different careers.•   Support the Economic Developer in event management in the schools. These include school-day career events and evening expos. •   Manage feedback to the guidance counselors as needed on students.•   Help determine success measures and create reports to Medina County Economic Development Corporation.•   Attend business visits with MCEDC staff to learn about career opportunities and be able to share with students first-hand knowledge of Medina County Companies.•   Network with Medina County companies to learn about the companies located here and what job opportunities could be provided. Salary:$53,000 – $55,000Benefits:Health InsurancePaid Time Off w/ 8 paid holidaysCell Phone ReimbursementRetirement PlanInterested applicants should send their resume to Kathy Breitenbucher at kathyb@medinacounty.org

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Tina Heiberg

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