Yesterday's skills no longer hold weight in today's labor market. The misalignment between the skills held by existing workers or job seekers and those most in demand by employers is one reason for the skill gap. That's why it's critical that policy makers and education be responsive to these changes and demands.
Local agencies are joining together in a new initiative dedicated to serving and educating area families. The Marion County Family and Children First Council is launching Family Mattters, a two-week program that focuses on topics that strengthen family bonds, open lines of communication and increase knowledge of local resources.
The Marion City Police Department partnered with the Marion County Juvenile Court and Marion City Schools Tuesday to conduct a blitz on truancy in the city. The blitz focused on visiting the homes of frequently absent students and educating them and parents or guardians about the need – and legal requirement – for them to be in school.
Program designed to recognize outstanding graduates. The current Harding High School awards committee will select no more than two inductees per year. The inductees into the “Harding High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame” will be honored in May at the Academic Awards Program.
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” That’s usually where the conversation begins when a student first meets his or her GEAR UP advisor, and the answers are what open the door to the student’s future. Knowing what a student hopes to become helps the GEAR UP advisor to draw up several roadmaps that the student can then use to explore how he or she wants to proceed.
When Ohio State Buckeyes football coach Urban Meyer thinks back to the 2015 National Championship, he’ll have artwork by a Marion Harding High School alumnus to remind him of the victory. Artist Danny Day, a 1982 Harding graduate, presented Meyer with an oil painting portraying Ohio State’s journey to the championship game.