Choose Your Own Career Path

A four-year college is just one of many options when it comes to a

fulfilling – and sustainable career.


The demand for Skilled Labor has never been higher. With shorter programs,

smaller classes, and abundant hands-on training, trade schools often lead to

well-paying jobs with higher-than-average salaries, job security and other


Streamline Your Career

Erie, Huron & Ottawa County have endless career opportunities – many of which don’t require a Bachelor’s degree.





Tech & Engineering

Explore Your Future

Explore and immerse yourself into local industries through video, worksheets, articles and more to find out which career is right for you.

The Benefits of a Trade/Tech

School v. Four Year College

At Firelands Forward, we want to inform you of ALL your options. Whether you choose a four-year degree pathway, trade/tech school pathway, or you enter the workforce after your high school graduation. 

There are pros and cons to each route. Get in touch with your guidance counselor or contact our office to discover available options. 


Schools & Resources Near You

Erie County Students!

Join the Erie County Alumni Network. Stay connected to job opportunities and other resources post-graduation. Scan or click on the QR Code with your phone or other device, fill out our simple intake form, and stayed connected.

Powered by the Erie County Business Advisory Council. Available to Erie County students as this time.

Jumpstart or Grow Your

Professional Network

North Coast Young Professionals aims to provide networking and social opportunities to professionals under the age of 45, who work and/or reside in the Shores & Islands, Ohio region. They are dedicated to finding new ways for young adults to grow socially and professionally.

Applying for a Minor Work Permit?

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Events, Tips & Resources

Fisher-Titus Medical Center Nationally Recognized for a Third Time as Best Maternity Carte Hospital

(MAY 24, 2022, Norwalk) – Fisher-Titus has been awarded on Newsweek’s list of Best Maternity Hospitals 2022 – only one of 350 winners recognized nationally. This is the third year in a row they have received this recognition and is the only facility in the region to...

Child Care Study

Firelands Forward Regional Child Care Study In partnership with the Child Care Resource Center, a Child Care Study was completed throughout the Firelands Region. Every day parents across North Central Ohio make difficult decisions about who will care for their...

Regionomics: Benefits of Public Private Partnerships

Regionomics: Benefits of Public Private PartnershipsFirst let’s ask: What is a Public Private Partnership (PPP)? Britannica defines the term public-private partnership as a partnership between an agency of the government and the private sector in the delivery of goods...

Regionomics: Income Inequality

Regionomics: Income Inequality You may have heard the news – U.S. Women’s Soccer players will now make the same salary as the U.S. Men’s Soccer players. In a multimillion-dollar payout, the women’s team received compensation for years' worth of unequal pay and a...

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