High School Tech Internship Enrollment Open for Ohio Students

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The High School Tech Internship Program is now open for Ohio students to enroll.

The goal of the program is to provide Ohio businesses with the tech talent they need while offering students valuable work experience at an early age.

“Tech internships for Ohio students offer invaluable real-world experience, providing insights into various local businesses and career paths,” said Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, who serves as director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation. “Many high school students demonstrate readiness for work, making these internships a valuable tool for identifying talented young individuals that companies can recruit.”

Interns will 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, broadband/5G, advanced mobility and other tech-focused roles.

To enroll in the program, students or school districts must contact the intermediary in their region to be connected to a business that is hosting an internship experience.

Ohio employers hosting interns will be reimbursed up to 100 percent of the wages paid to interns, up to $5,000 per intern. Employers are also eligible to earn bonuses for each student who earns certain industry-recognized credentials. Interested businesses can contact the intermediary in their region to apply to host summer interns.

“The High School Tech Internship Program not only bridges the skills gap for Ohio businesses but also cultivates a pipeline of homegrown talent, empowering our high school students with real-world experience and helping them realize the great career opportunities available in Ohio,” said Lydia Mihalik, director of the Ohio Department of Development. “It’s a win-win, shaping the future of our workforce and bolstering the innovation that drives economic growth.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.