What you need to know
- The “Be the Essential” campaign hopes to fill 37,000 vacancies in the Dayton area
- It is through a partnership between Pivotal Media LLC, the Montgomery County Educational Service Center and other employers
- Wright State University senior Jasmin Clark joins the campaign
- She has worked at the Montgomery County ESC and it helps her gain experience as an educator
The “Be the Essential” campaign hopes to fill nearly 37,000 vacancies in Dayton. And the campaign is partnering with places like the Montgomery County Educational Service Center to help job seekers gain the experience they need to start their careers.
Jasmin Clark, senior Jasmin Clark of Wright State University, had always dreamed of becoming a dental hygienist. But that all changed nearly two years into her college career, when she started having nightmares about teeth.
“I had kind of dropped in as a sideline paratrooper and I thought I think kids are cool,” said Clark, who then switched her major to adolescent and young adult education.
To gain experience, she came in contact with the Montgomery County Educational Service Center, which helps future and current educators receive professional development support.
“You have an idea of what education is and what it’s going to be like and then you get to a place like the ESC and you realize there’s so much more to it than you ever imagined,” she said.
It was this connection that helped land a fellowship at the ESC and gain real world experience in her field.
“I help create connections between the schools and the industry that exists here in Dayton,” she said.