The REACH career education program, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of Sandusky County, now in its fourteenth year, is designed to introduce area upper-elementary school students to the “world of work” by providing Consultants from Business Partner Chamber members who visit schools on a monthly basis to discuss the types of jobs available at their companies and to present lessons designed to encourage them to develop life skills that will assist in preparing them to join the workforce in the future.
Consultants utilize a curriculum book developed by the education department of The Ohio State University – Marion to present a series of lessons, reinforced by hands-on activities that include as a highlight a visit to the Business Partner’s place of business.
Some 7,100 fourth and fifth grade students throughout Sandusky County have benefitted from the REACH program since its launch in seven classrooms at Green Springs School in 2003. For the 2016-2017 school year over 825 students in 35 classrooms in 13 schools are being “reached” by Consultants from 28 Business Partners!
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2016-2017 BUSINESS and EDUCATION PARTNERS:
Clyde/Green Springs School: 7 fourth-grade classrooms
Business Partners: Elmwood Assisted Living of Fremont, Eden Springs Health Care Center, Whirlpool/Clyde Div., Impact Credit Union, Fremont Federal Credit Unionl and Croghan Colonial Bank (2 classrooms)
Fremont City Schools:
Atkinson School:2 fifth-grade classrooms:
Business Partners: Fremont Federal Credit Union and Elmwood Assisted Living of Fremont
Croghan School: 2 fifth-grade classrooms:
Business Partners: Wendy's Restaurant and Style Crest
Hayes School: 2 fifth-grade classrooms
Business Partners: Valley View Health Campus and Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums
Lutz School: 2 fifth-grade classrooms
Business Partner: Century Die Co. and Croghan Colonial Bank
Otis School: 2 fifth grade classrooms
Business Partners: Terra State Community College and Anjulina's Catering & Banquet Hall
Stamm School: 2 fifth-grade classrooms
Business Partners: Motion Control Robotics, LLC, Time Staffing and Green Bay Packaging
Washington School: 1 fifth-grade classroom
Business Partner: Yeagle Faems
Old Fort School: 2 fourth-grade classrooms
Business Partners: North Central Ohio Educational Service Center (2 classrooms)
Sacred Heart School: 2 fifth grade classroom
Business Partners: Fremont Federal Credit Union, Croghan Conial Bank
Woodmore School: 3 fifth grade classrooms
Business Partners: Luckey Farmers, Inc., Terra State Community College, Fremont Federal Credit Union
Hilfiker School: 4 fifth grade classrooms
Business Partners: Reino Linen Service, The Union Banking Co., Sandusky County Parks Dept.
Lakota School: 4 fifth grade classrooms
Business Partners: Vanguard/Sentinal Career Center, Mid-Wood, Inc. The Union Bank Co. and Woodbridge Corp.
2016-2017 FINANCIAL PARTNERS:
- AEP Ohio
- Alkon Corporation
- Bemis, Inc.
- Croghan Colonial Bank
- Flex-TempEmployments Service, Inc.
- Freeman Company
- Fremont Federal Credit Union
- Impact Credit Union
- Kenneth G. Myers Construction Co., Inc.
- Reino Linen Service
- Sandusky County Human Resource Management Association
- Style Crest, Inc.
- The Bellevue Hospital
- The Fremont Company
- Unique Fabrications, Inc.
- United Way of Sandusky County
- Woodbridge Corporation
- Exploring the World of Work
- In the Workplace
- Jobs That Match My Talents and Interests
- Habits and Attitudes That Make Good Workers
- Equal Opportunity
- Teamwork and Interdependence
- Making Decisions
- Review and Wrap-Up