Ohio Hi-Point's initiative to bring career exploration to younger students continues to grow this school year.
Our Education Academy and Cosmetology students spent yesterday morning with the Indian Lake third graders doing a cosmetology lesson.
The third graders learned about different careers in the cosmetology industry like hairstylist, barber, makeup artist, and more while practicing basic braiding skills and nail painting.
The initiative is spearheaded by OHP's Education Academy and instructor, Mrs. Walls. Within the Education Academy, students prepare to become future educators, teachers, and coaches.
"This was a natural fit for us," said Walls. "We believe it's important to highlight different career fields and pathways at an early age. My Education Academy students are able to work collaboratively with other OHP students in different program labs to create and design lessons, adjust the activities to fit the grade level they are teaching, and then deliver those lessons to the partner school students."
Today, the Education Academy students were back at Indian Lake. This time with the seventh graders teaching a culinary lesson. Collaborating with OHP's Culinary Arts program, the students taught the seventh graders about careers in the culinary industry and proper sanitation and food safety while students worked in groups to cook their own grilled turkey sandwich called the Fat Gobbler.
The Indian Lake students who are involved with the after-school cooking class at Indian Lake are traveling to Ohio Hi-Point next week for a Chopped by Cobb competition as they cook a meal in OHP's restaurant, The Sloan Kitchen.
More partnerships and collaborations like these will happen throughout the year as the Education Academy students are preparing lessons for healthcare, IT, engineering, welding, construction, graphic design, and more.
For more information about Ohio Hi-Point's programs or the career exploration initiative, please visit www.ohiohipoint.com.