A program that partners with community colleges to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing them with greater access to education, financial capital, and business support services is expanding in Ohio and bringing with it recovery and workforce training opportunities related to the opioid crisis.
Miami University’s community-based campuses in Hamilton and Middletown (Miami University Regionals) have partnered with four area businesses to create a new workforce-education program designed to allow students to earn a college degree debt-free. The program, named Work+, will provide participating Ohio residents with work experience, paid tuition, books, and a possible housing stipend.
It was a beautiful day for a graduation ceremony in Columbus. And while central Ohio is no stranger to this type of thing each May, this particular ceremony was unique. Held at the Ohio School for the Deaf, it celebrated the first cohort of students completing an adult basic literacy program for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Northwest State Community College in Archbold, Ohio has a unique externship program taking place this summer. Brad Geer, prior and workplace learning coordinator at Northwest State, recently answered a few questions about the project and process.
What exactly is an “externship”?
Externships are typically considered a project-based experiential learning experience, compared to internships, which are typically hourly, and apprenticeships, which are more curriculum driven.