The Kenton Wildcat Community Connectors Internship Expo was held this morning via Zoom.
Students highlighted their internships this year at the expo.
Unlike other schools in Ohio that closed or scaled back their internship programs this past school year due to COVID-19 restrictions, Kenton High School had 33 safe, in-person internship placements.
The program was created in 2015 through a partnership between the Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance (HCCBA) and Kenton City Schools District with funding from the Ohio Department of Education.
The internship program is a semester-long course for Kenton High School juniors and seniors.
Students are matched with personalized internship placements to suit their career pathway interests, and they master career strategies throughout the course.
Qualifying students receive college credit plus credit through Ohio Northern University.
All students complete a capstone project, which they work on in partnership with their mentors during the semester.
Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted was the featured keynote speaker.