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Welcome Aspire Students!

The Ohio Department of Higher Education's Aspire program helps adults build the skills they need to become employed or pursue higher education or training.

For more information, please email ASPIRESTUDENTS@HIGHERED.OHIO.GOV or call 833-8ASPIRE (833-827-7473).

Let OhioMeansJobs help you plan the next step in your life through the resources and links below.

Career Resources & Benefits

In-Demand OccupationsFind out what jobs are in-demand by wages, openings, or related job titles.
Occupational SearchSearch for potential careers by industry, keyword, education, or salary.
Search for JobsBrowse thousands of job postings using our specialized search tools and find a rewarding career that best fits your skills and interests.
ResumesBuild or upload your resume so thousands of employers can find you. Click here for tips on resumes and job applications.
Interview Practice/TipsPractice interviewing with our virtual interview tool and online video tips.
Career Fairs & WorkshopsFind career fairs and workshops near you.
Ohio Licensure Charts for Foreign-trained ImmigrantsOhio now offers 12 occupation-specific guides to help foreign-educated professionals learn the state licensing process for their occupation.
Career PathwaysLearn more about career pathways by exploring a career cluster!

Education & Training

Assessments and's free online training center to brush up on basic skills or learn new skills.
GED®GED The General Educational Development (GED) test covers four subjects: reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical reasoning, Social Studies, and science.
HiSET®High School Equivalency test. There are five test groups: Math, Science, Language Arts-Reading and Language Arts-Writing, and Social Studies.
TASC™Test Assessing Secondary Completion. There are five tests: Reading, Writing, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics.
ACCUPLACER®A computer-based placement test designed to assess individual skill levels in Reading, English, and Math. The results are used by academic advisors to place students in the college courses matching their skill level, goals, and academic background.
TOEFL®Test of English as a Foreign Language is a standardized test to measure English language ability.
Social MediaWhat does your social media profile say to potential employees?

Financial Planning Tools

Budget CalculatorFigure out how much you need to earn at your dream job to pay your bills.
Online Financial TrainingLearn more about managing your budget and creating your own financial plan.
Managing DebtLearn how to manage your debt.