Career Development Conference

Allows each competitor to showcase his or her knowledge and skills in one of twelve events centered on the Soft Skills required to get and keep a quality job. While not competing, the youth are involved in one of three career development workshops. Hundreds of kids participate each year.

Dozens of community volunteers and professionals mentor, judge and inspire participants in career development sessions and competitions.

Support the Career Development Conference, and you’ll be supporting our future workforce! Click here for sponsorship opportunities.

Contact Terri Peterman at or 330.374.9445 x103 for more information about sponsoring JOG’s Career Development Conference!

In Conjunction with our annual Career Development Conference, we are excited to announce the implementation of our first annual Career Expo!

Thank you for your interest in being a vendor for our Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates (JOG) Career Expo on April 14th at the John S. Knight Center in Akron. Right now we are at capacity but still await final payment confirmation from a few registrants. Please sign up to be on our waitlist as openings come up, we will fill them with those on this waitlist. *Also we are always happy to partner with area businesses and organizations to help fill job openings with our JOG participants and would be happy to refer our participants to you throughout the year. Please share your job openings with our students by posting your opportunities HERE. Thank you!

If you have any questions regarding this initiative please reach out to Jen or Rachael at