Unemployment rates are way down across the country and that's especially true here in Central Ohio, at a little over 3%. The unemployment rate of 16 to 24-year-olds, however, is much higher than that at about 11%. Just because people have a job, doesn't mean they've found the right job. With 270,000 open jobs in our region, Rivet seeks to connect individuals to all those opportunities. This episode looks directly at the jobs out there, following-up with some of the young folks we profiled in Season 1, to see where they are – a year later. http://streaming.osu.edu/wosu/rivet/rivet-s2-e6-a-year-later-v2.mp3 Featuring: Erica Miller – The Guidance Dashawn Hodge – The First Job Amanda Wisniewski and Cait Wingfield – The Two-Year Degree Danavan McIntosh – The Certificate For more information about the programs mentioned in this episode and more, check out our Resource Page. The post A Year Later appeared first on Rivet Podcast from WOSU.
College sophomore Ashton Sullivan was tired of floating through university classes and trying to decide on a major. She didn't want to disappoint her family, but she knew what she wanted to do: drop out of college, attend a coding bootcamp and get a job. Follow Ashton as she enrolls in a 14 week coding bootcamp and finds a learning environment she can excel in and the passion for software development she didn't know she had. http://streaming.osu.edu/wosu/rivet/A-Bootcamp-Rivet-Season-2-Episode-5.mp3 For more information about the programs mentioned in this episode and more, check out our Resource Page. Links: Tech Elevator Columbus Columbus Underground: The Booming Tech Job-Comony Happening in Central Ohio Course Report: Coding Bootcamp Tracker *Statistic correction: For all existing software developers, 50% of them don't have a 4-year degree in Computer Science. The post A Bootcamp appeared first on Rivet Podcast from WOSU.
Some people just don't like school, and one of those people is Mac Connor. When Mac started high school, he knew the basics and didn't see why he had to continue learning reading, writing and arithmetic, over and over again. Finding the motivation to finish high school was a challenge for Mac until he found Fort Hayes Career Center. The school's automotive technology program fostered Mac's love of cars and gave him a path towards graduation. Hear how Mac found a way to pursue his passion, graduate, and find a job thanks to a local internship. http://streaming.osu.edu/wosu/rivet/Episode-4-with-Tag-Updated.mp3 For more information about the programs mentioned in this episode and more, check out our Resource Page. Links: Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) Fort Hayes/COTA Vehicle Maintenance Internship The post A Different Road appeared first on Rivet Podcast from WOSU.
When you ask young people what they want to be when they grow up, a career in insurance is probably not at the top of the list. Like most teenagers, Sierra Roberts only thought about insurance about when it was time to send in her monthly car insurance payment. She had no idea that an insurance company would give her the unique opportunity to find satisfying work, and stay close to the small hometown she loves. Listen to how Sierra's experience as an intern got her a foot in the door in a growing and rewarding industry. http://streaming.osu.edu/wosu/rivet/Rivet-Episode-3-Plus-Tag-UPDATE.mp3 For more information about the programs mentioned in this episode and more, check out our Resource Page. Links: Ohio Mutual Insurance Group Insuring Ohio Futures Ohio Insurance Institute North Central State College The post A Foot in the Door appeared first on Rivet Podcast from WOSU.
Billan Gurreh knew she wanted to get a head start on a career, but felt nervous to leave her friends and the familiar surroundings of her high school. When she learned about a dental hygienist training program, Billan decided to take a chance and start her junior year at a different school, C-TEC Licking County. Follow Billan as she navigates the difficulties that come with switching schools and gains the skills to work in a burgeoning healthcare field. http://streaming.osu.edu/wosu/rivet/RIVET-A-NEW-SCHOOL.mp3 For more information about the programs mentioned in this episode and more, check out our Resource Page. LINKS: C-TEC Licking County C-TEC Dental Assisting Training The post A New School appeared first on Rivet Podcast from WOSU.
As a fourth-generation farmer, Chris Dible has spent his entire life surrounded by agriculture. Tending to the land is in his blood. His dream is to continue that legacy, but with the likelihood of his family farm eventually being sold, Chris doubts he will work there forever. Follow Chris as he discovers a passion for science with the help of a special teacher and learns about the many career opportunities in agriculture, Ohio's largest industry. http://streaming.osu.edu/wosu/rivet/rivet-season-2-episode-1-a-growing-field.mp3 For more information about the programs mentioned in this episode and more, check out our Resource Page. LINKS: GrowNextGen Delaware Area Career Center Big Walnut High School PAST Foundation's Learning Unboxed – #STEMFeedsOhio: How Design Challenges Empower Students to Solve Problems & Contextualize Learning The post A Growing Field appeared first on Rivet Podcast from WOSU.
A new season of Rivet is coming October 1 that will help you learn how to make what you love doing into your career – through pathways outside of a four-year degree. On this season of Rivet, hear the stories of students discovering how their interests translate to jobs ... without college. Listen in as we highlight opportunities for the next generation of workers in the state's top industries such as agriculture, insurance and health care. Tap into the wealth of information on the American Graduate: Getting to Work website. This project was supported through a grant by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. http://streaming.osu.edu/wosu/rivet/Rivet-Season-2-Sizzle-Reel.mp3 Listen to Rivet on the WOSU Public Media mobile app, on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. And make sure to leave a rating and review! Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe in Stitcher Subscribe on Spotify Listen on NPR One The post Coming Soon: Rivet Season Two appeared first on Rivet Podcast from WOSU.
Miguel Tucker grew up in Columbus's South Linden neighborhood. As a kid, he spent a lot of time in the streets where having money meant getting ahead. Money was important, but what you had to do to get it mattered less. This all changed after a few tragic years. To break from a cycle of violence, Miguel needed to find a way to make money the legal way. Follow along as he knocks on the door of Impact Community Action, an organization that helps put people to work in the building trades. http://streaming.osu.edu/wosu/rivet/Rivet-The-Barriers.mp3 For more information about the programs mentioned in this episode and more, check out our Resource Page. Notes: Miguel Tucker was recently accepted a position as the Organizing Director for the Juvenile Justice Coalition. He left the apprenticeship behind, but continues to follow his passion for youth advocacy, working to improve juvenile justice in his old neighborhood of South Linden and throughout the city. Links: Impact Community Action The Columbus Building Trades Building Futures National Skilled Trades Network U.S. Department of Labor's Apprenticeship Toolkit The post The Barriers appeared first on Rivet Podcast from WOSU.
This week, we take a quick reprieve from our conventional podcast format and enter the break room... Join producer Michael De Bonis and me as we explain how Rivet connects workers to jobs. Michael mentions that the Resources Page is a great place to find pathways to in-demand work, I tease next week's final episode, and we both ask to hear from you about your path to a good career. Take a few minutes to give us a listen – and don't be afraid to share Rivet and email us at email@example.com with any questions or comments! http://streaming.osu.edu/wosu/rivet/Rivet-TheBreakRoom1.mp3 The post The Break Room appeared first on Rivet Podcast from WOSU.
After dislocating his shoulder during a shift at FedEx, Danavan McIntosh decided he wanted a job that engaged his mind, instead of taxing his body. As a kid, he'd always enjoyed taking apart gaming systems and putting them back together – to figure out how they worked. Today, he knows computers are essential to our way of life and industries are in need of tech-savvy people. He decided to turn his childhood interest into a career. Danavan left his job at FedEx behind for a career in the tech world. The key to his success will be a certification program. If he passes the tests at the end, he'll qualify for a number of entry-level jobs as an IT professional. http://streaming.osu.edu/wosu/rivet/Rivet-Episode-5-The-Certificate.mp3 For more information about the programs mentioned in this episode and more, check out our Resource Page. Links: Goodwill Columbus Programs: Information Technology & Business Services About the CompTIA A+ Certification Brookings Institute: Eight of America's most digitally inclusive tech cities The post The Certificate appeared first on Rivet Podcast from WOSU.