PCSD Employer Partners
The Parma City School District is always looking to expand opportunities for our students through partnerships with local employers. There are several ways in which local professionals and businesses can help support our students and programming. We have a student job board available to our students where we post available part-time, full-time, and internship opportunities. If you are looking to hire students, please complete the Job Board survey below so we can post your opportunity.
Another way in which local professionals and businesses can help support our students and programming is by providing work-based learning opportunities for our students. We try to provide opportunities across the whole work-based learning continuum from Career Awareness, to Career Exploration, to Career Preparation. We welcome people to volunteer their time to be career speakers, give mock interviews, provide industry tours, be a career mentor, provide job shadowing opportunities, attend career fairs, give classroom demonstrations, and provide internships for our students. If you would be interested in providing any of these opportunities to our students, please complete the WBL Partnership Survey below.
Senate Bill 166
A recently passed piece of legislation, Senate Bill 166, was created to provide additional workforce opportunities to students while benefitting employers providing the learning and mentorship experiences.
Under SB 166, employers participating in the Work-Based Learning program can offer WBL positions to students under 18 and will not be penalized under the Ohio’s Minor Labor Law or the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Businesses may also receive a tax credit. The tax credit goes up to $5,000 per student, per year. In addition, businesses may be exempt from workers’ compensation claims if the claim is based on a student’s injury.
Any employer who is a taxpayer that employs a WBL student as well as provides an experience that is associated with an approved career technical education (CTE) pathway is eligible to receive the benefits of SB 166.