Work Readiness Initiative

Work Readiness Initiative

The Work Readiness Initiative of the Clermont Chamber of Commerce Foundation is a collaborative effort of business and community leaders who partner with educators to prepare students to be work ready.

Get involved!

– Volunteer as an One-To-One Mentor
Be a presenter of Work Readiness Skills 
– Participate in a Speed Mentoring event
Offer an Experience-ship or job shadow opportunity

Signature Programs

Work Readiness Programs developed and presented by local business and community leaders to prepare Clermont County students for work and careers: 

One-to-One Mentoring: Business and community leaders volunteer to devote ‘one-to-one’ time to mentor individual students. Meeting at least once a month during the school year, this is an exceptional opportunity to make a significant difference in the life of a student and the future of Clermont County. 

Work Readiness Skills:Presented in the classroom by small groups of volunteers, this program focuses on the skills employers have identified as lacking in new hires. Topics include accountability and dependability, interviewing skills, resume building and mock interviews. 

Speed Mentoring Events: Small groups of 7-10 students meet with several volunteer mentors during a fast-paced event to explore various career paths and job responsibilities. Volunteers share their own personal experiences in the workplace, along with information on their employer and work readiness skills. Students hone their soft skills while learning about local employers. 

Experience-ships: Clermont County high school students – who have identified a career of interest – visit a local business to learn about careers. From what a company does to how a company fits in the marketplace, students learn about a local business’ vision and culture while meeting with employees at various career and education levels. 


Andrew McAfee – email or call (513) 576-5007

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