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High School Tech Internship Pilot Program

Through the High School Tech Internship Pilot Program, Ohio employers are able to connect with pilot sites to offer internships and receive reimbursement for a portion of the intern’s wages.  Interns will be placed in roles that focus on software, data, cloud and IT infrastructure, and cybersecurity. Students will be expected to perform job duties similar to what would be expected in an entry-level position

Employers participating in the pilot will receive a higher wage reimbursement for younger students to help more students experience technology careers at an earlier age. Employers will also receive an extra $100 in reimbursement if they can demonstrate that the intern has earned an industry-recognized credential recognized on the Innovative Workforce Incentive Program (IWIP) List by the time of the reimbursement request. 

Employers interested in offering internships through the High School Tech Internship Pilot Program should contact one of the pilot sites by visiting www.Workforce.Ohio.gov/HSTechInternship.  



  • Our Region’s next generation of workforce is currently in our regional K-12 schools, Colleges and Universities.
  • The Dayton Region has over 80,000 High School students.
  • High School students are interested in learning about job opportunities in our region. 
  • Engagement of High School students through experiential learning, career fairs, shadows and classroom visits will assist them in discerning a career. 
  • Student engagement has been proven as a primary way to convince students to stay in the local area.
  • Many High School students have earned industry credentials that are applicable to the work that you to in your company.
  • The Engage website (https://www.soche.org/engage/) will assist you with choosing the right engagement strategy for your company.
  • Fill out a form (https://www.soche.org/engage/contact-us/) that indicates how your company would like to engage with High School students and you’ll be contacted to get started.


Hiring Kable Academy graduates is a great move for your business. Our graduates are diverse, hard-working individuals who go through rigorous technical training in Web Development, Tech Support, and/or Cybersecurity. Throughout their journey they are coached in soft skills to help them seamlessly transition into any workplace environment.

Are you looking to hire hard-working, motivated, entry-level tech talent? Reach out today.

Visit www.kableacademy.com/employers or contact dhurley@thekablegroup.com

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