Community Outreach Services

If you are looking for an employment professional to provide services in your special group,  organization or classroom, you have come to the right place. Our Employment Services Specialists are trained, knowledgeable,  and well-versed in delivering job readiness curriculum created to meet your specific needs. Whether you are looking for a single workshop or a series of workshops, we have you covered. Browse the catalog below to view workshops we are already providing in the community or contact us to discuss your specific needs.

Our Employment Services Specialists are industry expert professionals who are available to come to your classroom and present employment readiness topics to your students. We have curriculum on hand to teach your students about a variety of topics including but not limited to:

  • OhioMeansJobs.com navigation
  • Resume and cover letter writing
  • Interview preparation
  • Soft skills training (attendance, attitude, accountability, etc.)
  • Social media use for the future job seeker (appropriate use)
  •  AcuMax Index assessment and job matching (innate wiring for careers)
  • Career exploration, career interest profile, and work readiness
  • High school credit recovery or credit flexibility
  • OhioMeansJobs graduation seal
  • OMJ Learning Express
  • Budgeting for your career
 
OhioMeansJobs Knox County can help your students earn the OhioMeansJobs Readiness Seal. The OMJ Readiness Seal is one of the twelve seals available for high school students to achieve to certifiy readiness to enter the workforce upon high school completion. OMJ Knox staff can certify students who have demonstrated any (or several) of the 15 professional skills needed to achieve this readiness seal. We are offering this service in 9-week cohorts (twice a week for one hour) with a new cohort beginning every 9 weeks throughout the school year as well as a summer cohort. Curriculum includes instruction, hands-on activities/assignments, workbook activities, a team project, and team presentation at the conclusion. Click HERE to learn more about this new graduation requirement.
 
Don’t see the topic you’re looking for? We can develop a customized workshop for your students! Contact us today at 740-392-WORK or submit the form below and an Employment Services Specialist will be in touch!

Our Employment Services Specialists are on hand to visit your lecture hall and present on employment related topics to assist your students move into the workforce upon graduation or find available internships in their field of study. We have curriculum on hand relating to a variety of topics including, but not limited to:

  • OhioMeansJobs.com navigation
  • Resume and cover letter writing
  • Interview preparation
  • Soft skills training (attendance, attitude, accountability, etc.)
  •  Job postings and job matching services
  • Financial literacy and budgeting
 
We can also provide connections to local employers with open positions and help students get connected with apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeship opportunities. 

Don’t see the topic you’re looking for? We can develop a customized workshop for your students! For more information, contact us today at 740-392-WORK or submit the form below and an Employment Services Specialist will be in touch!

Are you seeking a Career Guidance expert to work with your group? Let us help! We have cusomizable curriclum related to any employment and job readiness topic. Topics range from code of conduct, to respect in the workplace, to preparing for the interview and landing the job, and all things in between. We can provide one workshop or a series of workshops. We will work with you to customize a program that fits your needs. 


To discuss your needs, contact us today at 740-392-WORK or submit the form below and an Employment Services Specialist will be in touch!

If you or someone you know is in active recovery and ready to enter or re-enter the workforce, we are here to help. Our Outreach Employment Services Specialist provides job readiness and job search workshops within the local recovery community. We have staff who serve on the Knox Substance Abuse Action Team as well as on the Knox County Common Pleas Armor Court treatment team, and the Mount Vernon Municipal Merit Court treatment team. We can provide workshops in a group setting or one-on-one career services. Our curriculum is designed to address the specific challenges faced by job seekers recovering from substance use and those involved with the justice system. Our staff is trained to assist justice involved individuals to navigate the process in applying for a Certification of Qualification for Employment (CQE). We can provide resources to obtain Federal Bonds for employment as well as information related to sealing a criminal record and other resources. 


Whether you are seeking individual services for yourself or you are looking for services for a group you lead, we are happy to help! To learn more or schedule an appointment, contact us at 740-392-WORK or submit the form below and an Outreach Employment Specialist will be in touch!

Our job center has added state-of-the-art virtual reality career exploration equipment. We have an on-site VR lab at our job center and we have VR equipment available for demonstration and loan to local education and employer partners. Our software hosts 200+ occupations and has built in competencies to assist job seekers in career exploration and hands-on job skills practice. Our Employment Services staff is available to visit your organization and provide a demonstration. If you are interested in this service, please submit a request on the form below and we will be in touch with you. If you have questions about this service, you can call our office at 740-392- WORK to speak with a job center staff member. 

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