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“High School Tech Internship Progam Now Open for Students”

Mount Vernon, OH – Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted, who serves as Director of the
Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, recently announced that the High School Tech
Internship program is now open for Ohio students to enroll. The goal of the program is to
provide Ohio businesses with the tech talent they need while providing students with valuable
work experience at an early age.


Interns will perform duties similar to what is expected of an entry-level employee in
technology roles that focus on software development, data, cloud, and IT infrastructure,
cybersecurity, broadband/5G, advanced mobility, and other tech-focused roles.
Ohio employers hosting interns will be reimbursed up to 100 percent of the wages paid
to interns (up to $5,000 per intern). Employers are also eligible to earn bonuses for each student
who earns certain industry-recognized credentials.


Interested businesses who would like to partner with the Knox County Career Center
(KCCC) can reach out to Beth Marhefka, KCCC’s Work-Based Learning & Career Development
Coordinator, by email at bmarhefka@knoxcc.org or by phone at (740) 397-5820 x2706.
KCCC’s tech-related programs include CollegeU-Business, Computer Network
Technology, Digital Media & Software Development, and Precision Machining.
Nate Greene, KCCC’s Computer Network Technology instructor, said, “This program
was instrumental in getting 6 of my students internships last year. These internships gave the
students valuable hands-on experience in the IT field. Many of those students were promoted to
full-time positions or are pursuing higher education.”

KCCC would like to thank the following businesses and schools for partnering with us
and hosting 11 High School Tech Internship students in 2023: Ariel Corporation, Danville Local
Schools, FT Precision, Groshong Software Services, LLC, and Schafer Driveline.
“We are grateful for the local businesses that hire our students each year. This is a great
offer from the State of Ohio for some of our partners to benefit financially by hiring career
technical trained students in the specific areas outlined by the State,” shared Superintendent
Kathy Greenich.


For more information on the High School Tech Internship program, please visit this link:
https://workforce.ohio.gov/initiatives/initiatives/hstechinternshipprogram

*Portions of this press release were taken from the Governor’s Office of Workforce
Transformation’s press release.

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