Glenn Scott is on job placement at Perfection One in Circleville.Glenn Scott is on job placement at Perfection One in Circleville.

     While students at Pickaway-Ross are exposed to a variety of opportunities — CTSO competition and leadership, community service experiences, industry credential certifications and many others — one of the most valuable opportunities afforded to our students is the ability to participate in work-based learning. 

     Before winter break, there were already 58 Pickaway-Ross students successfully placed in jobs at local business and industry. This group of ambitious seniors includes five students from Commercial Carpentry, six from Commercial Food Careers, five from Electrical Technologies and nine from Diesel & Heavy Truck Mechanics. 

     These students represent the best of what we do at Pickaway-Ross. The majority of the students on job placement have completed all of their academic requirements and program testing and are now counted as a positive placement in their program of study.  

     Not only are these students counted as a success for our school, they also provide valuable human resources for our local partners in business and industry. 

     Buckeye Body and Equipment has hired one of our Diesel & Heavy Truck students and two of our Precision Welding students.  Signature HealthCARE has hired two of our Health Science students.  

     Pickaway-Ross has students working for township government (Liberty), country clubs (Pickaway) and commercial farming operations (Gearhart Farms).  

     Students benefit from this head start in a way that allows them to earn an income and begin gaining valuable on-the-job training that can help lead to advancement in their career pathway.