Letter of Intent Signing Event To Recognize Students Pursuing OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 2:19pm

AEP Transmission Headquarters
8500 Smiths Mill Road, New Albany, OH 43054

Columbus, Ohio – Executive leaders from American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) and the State of Ohio are hosting an event to recognize four students from Columbus Public high schools who will sign “Letters of Intent” to participate in AEP’s Opportunities iN Energy (ONE) career-preparedness program, which will position them to earn the OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal on their high school diplomas. The inaugural ONE participants will take part in a 10-week internship program and receive ongoing mentoring from AEP employees during their senior year of high school. Their participation in the program prepares them to earn the OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal, a formal designation for Ohio high school graduates who have demonstrated that they are ready for the next step on their career path, whether in the workforce or the postsecondary classroom.



June 19, 2018
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


AEP Transmission Headquarters
8500 Smiths Mill Road, New Albany, OH 43054


Scott Blake | American Electric Power | Ssblake@aep.com | (614) 716-1938
Dan Minnich | Ohio Dept. of Education | Dan.Minnich@education.ohio.gov | (614) 466-0055
Jeff Robinson | Ohio Dept. of Higher Education | Jrobinson@highered.ohio.gov | (614) 752-9487
Emily Fabiano | Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation | Emily.fabiano@owt.ohio.gov | (614) 365-0884








About Opportunities iN Energy
AEP’s Opportunities iN Energy (ONE) program will help high school students prepare for a successful career in the energy industry. Developed by AEP Transmission, the program features a 10-week summer internship and mentoring from an AEP employee, as well as the opportunity for students to earn college credit, while still in high school, through the AEP-sponsored Credits Count program. An emphasis of the program is helping students develop the character, work ethic and critical thinking skills that will benefit them wherever their future careers take them. Students who complete the program and their technical degrees will be qualified to apply for permanent positions with AEP and other energy companies. 


About the OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal
The OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal is a partnership between the Ohio Department of Education, Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, and Ohio Department of Higher Education. The seal is a formal designation for high school students who work with mentors to demonstrate essential professional skills. Beginning with the Class of 2018, students can earn the seal on transcripts and diplomas to demonstrate that they’re ready for work and/or higher education.


About the Ohio Department of Higher Education
The Ohio Department of Higher Education is the state agency that coordinates higher education in Ohio. The agency is directed by its Chancellor, who is a member of the Governor of Ohio’s cabinet, advocates for the state’s public colleges and universities, and carries out state higher education policy.