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Career Exploration Videos

The ESC of Northeast Ohio and the First Ring Schools Collaborative hosted An E4Me Career Program on October 11, 2023 at the ESC of Northeast Ohio. More than 200 high school students from schools from Cleveland and inner ring suburbs learned about their employment, entrepreneurship, enlistment and education opportunities after high school graduation. There were 30+ panelists/presenters that work in different fields as well as all branches of the United States military who had the opportunity to interact with the students. One of the most common pieces of advice from the panelists was the importance of young adults developing soft skills… having a good work ethic, integrity, responsibility, being on time, having good communication skills and showing proper manners. 

Mike Walter is the organizer for cement masons Local 404.  Mike talks about the concrete industry and how it is a great career path for young individuals.  Learn more about the cement industry by watching this video.

Doreen Cannon is a full-time instructor for the Cleveland Plumber’s Journeyman and Apprenticeship Training Center for the United Association of Plumbers Union Local 55. Blazing a trail for women in construction union leadership, she tirelessly promotes career opportunities for women in the building trades. Learn about her career journey by watching this video.

An interview with Jessica Westropp who talks about her career journey that has led her to become the senior manager of youth workforce development, a non-profit and economic development organization that services manufacturers in NE Ohio to grow and thrive.

An interview with Emily Caballero, Learning and Development Manager, Component Repair Technologies, speaks about her career journey and how it led her to an aerospace company that repairs components of jet turbine engines.

An interview with Jen Dumm, HR Manager for GE HealthCare.  The company supports medical imaging device systems.  Jen talks about her career path that led her to GE.

An interview with Margaret Trimer, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana

E for Me Opportunity Fair - February 2023
A virtual fair for high school students focused on . . . 
Education and Training
Employment and Entrepreneurship
Enlistment and Service Careers

Learn about becoming a university/college president.

Learn more about the workforce department of Tri-C.

Learn about becoming an entrepreneur with Ethan Holmes.

Learn about becoming a digital reporter with Kierra Cotton from WKYC TV3.

Manufacturing Careers - Opportunities in manufacturing today are challenging and diverse.  These videos showcase some of today's most exciting careers in modern manufacturing. 

Humtown Additive

Conventional and 3D printed sand cores and molds.

IT Summer Camp - June 2022
A three day workshop for high school students focused on the career of Information Technology (IT) and the 4Es (Education, Employment, Enlistment, and Entrepreneurship). Students developed skills for employability and lifelong success and engaged with interactive technologies.  They also participated in field experiences at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse and Tech Elevator.

Valerie Gary, Diversity Admissions Officer, U. S. Merchant Marine Academy and Cmdr. Keith Watson, Diversity Admissions Office, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy talk about careers in IT and what the academy has to offer.

John G. Savage, Campus Director of Tech Elevator, talks about IT as a career path.  Tech Elevator guides, supports and leads people with zero coding experience into high-earning careers.


Westley Spears, Technology Manager at Polaris Career Center, talks about his path to a career in IT and gives advice for individuals who may be thinking about entering the IT field.

An E for Me Opportunity Fair - March 2021
A virtual fair for high school students focused on . . . 
Education and Training
Employment and Entrepreneurship
Enlistment and Service Careers
Military Panel - Airforce, Navy, Army and Marines - Amy Harker

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

Service Panel - Cleveland Firefighters, Cleveland EMS, Cleveland Police, and Ohio Highway Patrol.
From Entry Level to VP - Ken Hannaman, Division Vice President, Arby's

Interviewing Skills - Rich Thoma, Inspire Brands and Kim Francesangelo, Cedar Point

Promoting Rewarding Manufacturing Careers - Juliana Petti, Executive Director of Alliance for Working Together

Unlimited Summer Opportunities and Credentials - Toni Spikes and Caleb Hicks, Youth Opportunities Unlimited

Ohio Means Jobs Readiness Seal - Amy Harker, Northeast Regional Career & Innovation Specialist

Resume Writing Skills - Joe Criniti, Assistant Manager, Youth Opportunities Unlimited

The Importance of Developing Professional Communication Skills - Romona Robinson

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) Education Training Programs - Starr Sherman

An E for Me Opportunity Fair - 
March 2022

Introduction and Ken Hannaman, Division Vice President of Arby's

Zach Zitney, about employment and entrepreneurship

OMJ Seal Requirements Presentation, Amy Harker

Navigating Barriers of Career Development

Writing Resumes - Usef Abdul Zahir, Nationwide HR

Manuel Gutierrez - Local 18 Ohio Operating Engineers Apprenticeship

Star Sherwood, Cuyahoga Community College Trainings  and Certifications

Sydney Young - Presentation on Construction

Intro to E for Me and Teresa Simmons, AWT Foundation - Apprenticeship