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High School Tech Internship Pilot Program

Through the High School Tech Internship Pilot Program, Ohio employers are able to connect with pilot sites to offer internships and receive reimbursement for a portion of the intern’s wages.  Interns will be placed in roles that focus on software, data, cloud and IT infrastructure, and cybersecurity. Students will be expected to perform job duties similar to what would be expected in an entry-level position

Employers participating in the pilot will receive a higher wage reimbursement for younger students to help more students experience technology careers at an earlier age. Employers will also receive an extra $100 in reimbursement if they can demonstrate that the intern has earned an industry-recognized credential. 

Employers interested in offering internships through the High School Tech Internship Pilot Program should contact one of the pilot sites by visiting www.Workforce.Ohio.gov/HSTechInternship.  

Our Region’s next generation of workforce is currently in our regional K-12 schools, Colleges and Universities.

SOCHE's Employer Programs and Services can connect students, educators, government, businesses, employers, and other organizations to share information, access professional development opportunities, and close workforce gaps through increasing internships and research projects.

  • High School students are interested in learning about job opportunities in our region. 
  • Engagement of High School students through experiential learning, career fairs, shadows and classroom visits will assist them in discerning a career. 
  • Student engagement has been proven as a primary way to convince students to stay in the local area.
  • Many High School students have earned industry credentials that are applicable to the work you do in your company.
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