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2019 Career Connections Conference - July 29 - Hilton Easton, Columbus 
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Monday, July 29 • 12:35pm - 1:20pm
Ready for the World: 21st Century Rising Stars Internship Program

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This workshop session will provide participants with a framework for designing and implementing a work-based internship opportunity for high school seniors, which can also be used to meet Ohio’s alternative pathway for graduation. The session will include strategies intended to maximize out-of-school time programming with a focus on college and career readiness and dropout prevention. This framework offers student participants a holistic experience that includes career readiness coaching, job placement and supervised work experience, which can be supported with 21st Century Community Learning Centers funding.


Lori Nickels

Assistant Principal, Canton City Schools

Deidre K. Stokes-Davis

Director of Student, Family, and Community Support and State and Federal Programs, Canton City Schools
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Shana Smith

Central Office Family and Community Outreach Coordinator, Canton City School District
Shana Smith received her Bachelors of Science from Kent State University, her Executive Master's of Business Administration from Ashland University, and currently a doctoral student at Ashland University. She passionately serves as a Central Office Family and Community Outreach Coordinator... Read More →
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Andrea Ramsey

Central Office Equity & Inclusion Coordinator, Canton City School District
Andrea Ramsey has served youth in a variety of roles in the Canton City School District and in the community. She has served as a high school teacher in both traditional and alternative school settings, and also served as a principal at the elementary and middle school levels. She... Read More →

Monday July 29, 2019 12:35pm - 1:20pm EDT
Easton C