Environmental Career Ambassadors are environmental professionals willing to make classroom or school career fair presentations for middle and high school grades about their careers and/or provide shadowing, internship, field trip and scholarship opportunities to Ohio students. Ohio high school students, teachers, and career counselors need a better understanding of the wide variety of careers in environmental science and engineering. They also want to know about the specialized training and skills needed for these careers.
Ohio is emphasizing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields to prepare students for jobs in the state’s emerging high-tech economy. Employers looking to hire professionals in environmental science and engineering are reporting a shortage of qualified applicants. The Ohio Department of Education’s learning standards and model curriculum also emphasize student learning about real-world careers. Schools and career centers are looking for business professionals to provide role models and diverse work-place experiences for their students.
If you would like to be more involved by volunteering to be a Career Ambassador you can fill out this form and email back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check out the the Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) hosted by the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University. It is an online community connecting Ohio professionals in