Career Services

Bridging Education and the World of Work

Ohio’s Career Development Program provides educational services to K-12 public school districts. The goal of the program is to help Ohio’s students learn more about educational and career options while they develop skills in decision making, goal setting, and improve work habits and attitudes.

Ohio has two important tools to support career development for students: the Ohio Career Information System (OCIS) and the Individual Academic and Career Plan (IACP).

OCIS is a career and college planning tool.  You can use it to:

  • Learn about the different options for post-secondary education;
  • Research the most up-to-date career information available;
  • Find out what careers are in demand nationally and in Ohio;
  • Research colleges, universities and scholarship opportunities;
  • Read real-world interviews from someone in your career of interest;
  • Find out how to prepare for a chosen career.

The Individual Academic and Career Plan (IACP) is a tool to help OCIS users develop in-depth, personalized academic and career plans.  Users can save information from their OCIS searches and create an educational plan to meet their career goals.  You can also use it to:

  • Make sure you’re on track to graduate;
  • Create a resume;
  • Record information you will need on college and job applications, like extracurricular activities, test scores, and career-related courses;
  • Plan work-based learning experiences, such as job shadowing.