Career Exploration

Career Awareness and Exploration

Elementary and Middle School Students

Welcome to OHP’s Career Awareness and Exploration resources center, your gateway to the world of career exploration for elementary and middle school students. Young children start learning about careers early as they answer what they want to be when they grow up (teacher, fireman, nurse, garbage man, professional athlete, etc.).

Our mission is simple: to ignite curiosity, uncover potential, and guide young students towards an exciting future. We offer a variety of engaging programs, including in-person lessons, career kits, summer camps, virtual tours, videos, resources, and more all designed to help students and families explore the amazing possibilities that lie ahead.

Whether you're a student, parent, or educator, let us be your trusted partner as we embark on an exciting journey to explore the great big world of careers!


Bring Career Awareness to your School

Our Career Investigation programs are tailor-made for elementary and middle school students. Our sessions combine engaging lesson components with interactive and hands-on activities. Your students could build candy machines, practice hairstyling, test their fitness levels as they learn about muscle function, or learn how to cook a meal. We offer programming in the following career clusters:

  • Community Services (Culinary, Cosmetology)

  • Construction

  • Education

  • Engineering

  • Healthcare

  • Marketing

  • Transportation

Educators who are interested in learning more, contact OHP Career Awareness Coordinator, Mark Butler, at


Teacher Resources

Explore lesson plans and activities for elementary and middle school students. Lessons and activities are organized by career cluster and grade level.

Marysville Exempted Village School District

Teachers in Marysville Exempted Village School District can use the button below to explore and request lesson and activity kits. We plan to expand this resource to additional schools in the next year! For more information, please contact OHP Career Awareness Coordinator, Amy Wagner, at

Champaign County

In a partnership with the Champaign County Commissioners and the Champaign County Business Advisory Council (BAC), we are pleased to have Chris Flowers serving as the Champaign County Business & School Liaison. Chris is responsible for coordinating county-wide career fairs, scheduling speakers and presentations for Champaign County Schools, and creating opportunities for businesses and schools to work together.

Schools can connect with Chris by emailing

Summer Camp

Summer Camps

Attend a three-day camp for incoming 7-8th grade students. OHP Career Discovery Camps are a great way to explore career pathways, meet other students with similar interests, and participate in fun, hands-on projects.

Learn more about OHP's Summer Camp

Career Exploration Resources

Explore OHP's Campus - Interactive Virtual Tour

YouScience - Reach out to OHP at to learn more about registering for a YouScience assessment.

Interactive Job Exploration - This resource, provided by allows students to explore different careers.