The Career Path Less Taken resources, events announced ahead of debut

As you kick off the 2019 school year, are you looking for something to get students, teachers, parents and community members excited about careers? Celena Roebuck, Ed.D., manager of educational content for ideastream, has announced the following:

Your Ohio public television stations, ideastream, CET and WOSU Public Media, have created The Career Path Less Taken, a 30-minute documentary that highlights the changing world of work and the pathways to success through career and technical education. It will air Thursday, September 5 at 8:00 p.m. on most Ohio public television stations and will be available online. Find more information here.

Accompanying The Career Path Less Taken documentary is an online digital toolkit that includes screening tools and a discussion guide. In the digital toolkit, you’ll find chapter-marked areas of the documentary that may be useful to businesses, parents, students, teachers and state officials. These assets were built specifically for you and your communities, and we hope that you enjoy them. To download a copy of the digital toolkit, visit or

Special Event in Northeast Ohio: On September 5 at 6 p.m., at the Idea Center, we will host a special screening of The Career Path Less Taken. The free screening will include a pizza dinner and fun activities for the whole family. Success Pathways, LLC’s Terrence Robinson will participate in a brief, post-screening Q&A session, and Superintendent Paolo DeMaria will be in attendance. Register now, and please pass along to your community!

Special Event in Central Ohio:
At 8:30 p.m. on September 5, following the broadcast of The Career Path Less Taken, WOSU TV airs Forging Your Path featuring programs in Central Ohio that are leading young people to fulfilling and well-paying careers. Forging Your Path follows students to promising careers that started in high school programs, pre-apprenticeship, certificate and two-year programs. It gives viewers insight into career growth opportunities offered by YouthBuild Columbus, Building Futures, Goodwill CompTIA A+ Certificate Program and the Electron-Mechanical Engineering Program at Columbus State Community College.

Special Event in Southern Ohio: During the September 5 broadcast, join CET for a live Twitter Chat with #AmGrad #AmGradCincy #CareerPathOH. The documentary will also be available to stream on the PBS Video App, YouTube and Facebook.