State Rep. Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus) yesterday announced the unanimous passage of House Bill (HB) 98, the Ohio High School Career Opportunity Act, an effort to provide high school students with information on career and education opportunities after graduation.
“Life after graduation is rarely one size fits all. Everyone’s path is different,” said Rep. Boggs. “As college costs continue to rise, it’s incredibly important for young people to know their options. HB 98 gives students the information and tools they need to make the career decision that best fits them.”
There is no current standard in place to ensure that Ohio’s high school students have access to a variety of recruiters to learn about career opportunities available after graduation. HB 98 gives equal opportunity for representatives from colleges and universities, the armed forces, skilled trades, businesses and charitable organizations to present information on future career and post-graduate opportunities to high school students.
HB 98 now moves to the Senate for further consideration.