Helping Talented Students Discover Their Future

Client

Columbus Chamber of Commerce

Impact

Transforming Career Exploration.


Challenge

The Columbus Chamber of Commerce was developing a first-of-its-kind assessment tool to prepare high school students for the future by identifying their skill sets and connecting them with Central Ohio companies that “match” their profiles. The initiative aimed to increase internship opportunities and entry-level job placements in the Central Ohio area.


Action

Lextant conducted research at five Central Ohio high schools to gain insight into students’ current career exploration processes and their ideal experience. The process focused on student perspectives, desired interactions, and how the final implementation could connect students’ individual skills with complementary careers.


Result

  • A new student-user interface developed that expanded career exploration opportunities for Central Ohio students.
  • Lextant’s efforts connected regional employers with new talent.
  • Student-user interface was nominated for several design awards.