Governor's Office of Workforce Transformation Opens Applications for High School Tech Internships
Educational entities looking to participate in the program can apply now
The High School Tech Internship round three pilot program application is currently open. Businesses and employers are encouraged to apply for this great opportunity!
The High School Tech Internship round three pilot program is an opportunity for Ohio employers to receive reimbursement for establishing a recruitment pipeline by hosting high school interns in tech-related roles. The goal of the program is to provide businesses with the tech talent they need while also providing students with valuable work experience at an early age.
Educational entities looking to participate in the program can apply now. Please email High_School_Tech_Internship@Development.Ohio.gov to get your application started. Businesses looking to host interns should notify their local educational entity (school district, educational service center, business advisory council, etc.). A business entity cannot participate without partnering with an educational entity.
Interns will be expected to perform job duties similar to what is expected of an entry-level employee in technology roles that focus on software development, data, cloud and IT infrastructure, cybersecurity and other technology-focused roles. Businesses will be reimbursed up to 100 percent of the wages paid to interns to encourage employers to hire high school students in technology roles. Businesses are also eligible to earn bonuses for each student that earns a credential.
Internships can start at any time once the educational entity has received notification of approval for funding, but no students can be placed after June 15. Internships must be completed by Oct. 1.
For more information, please visit the program website on the Ohio Department of Education's Website.