Career Information

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Great Oaks Vocational Schools
Find out all about the training and trade programs available to NCH 11th and 12th graders at our affiliated vocational school campuses, Diamond Oaks and Scarlet Oaks: Construction, Cosmetology, Early Childhood Education, Firefighting, Pre-Engineering-Robotics, Equine Science, LPN, Vet Assistant, Auto Mechanics, Masonry, Electricity, Dental Assisting, Health Technology, etc. Applications are due to the NCH Guidance Office in January for the following year. Get more details from their website or our school counselors.
Great Oaks also offers separate programs for Adults - training that students can choose to take after graduating for job skills. Federal financial aid is accepted toward the cost of most of these programs. The adult programs are housed on the campus of Scarlet Oaks and details about orientation and registration are on the Great Oaks website.
Ohio Means Jobs - Ohio's Comprehensive Career Preparation Website, full of information about careers, job markets, training, self-assessments, etc.
Upward Bound, University of Cincinnati
The Upward Bound Program is a program that is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education that offers economically disadvantaged high school students the opportunity to take weekend classes during high school, receive tutoring and college counseling, and participate in the bridge program over the summer.
DVS (Diversity & Education Solutions)
College-Related Consulting and Advocacy Services to Minorities in Cincinnati Schools: youth development, college tours, application help nights, and additional college tours that NCH partners to make available to our students.
Cincinnati's YMCA Black and Latino Achievers Program
A Saturday program on the campus of Cincinnati State that engages teens with mentors and hands-on learning emphasizing college readiness, career exploration and leadership development: workshops, public speaking, college tours, etc. No charge to students. Program created in Harlem's YMCA in 1968, now across the country