We may be driving less during COVID-19 social distancing, but it is still important to keep our vehicles in top condition. Thanks to Choose Ohio First (COF) and Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®), Ohioans can count on service from expert technicians, trained to meet high General Motors and Ford standards. Despite the pandemic, another cohort of technicians are on the job after earning their credential through Tri-C this spring.
As part of the Job Corps Scholars Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Terra State Community College received $1,186,700 that will go toward providing at-risk youth with job skills instruction, educational opportunities, and individualized employment counseling.
According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Labor, nearly $24 million was awarded as part of this program. Terra State is one of two higher education institutions in Ohio and one of 20 in the nation to receive this grant.
Over the last six years, the business incubator’s job creation numbers have increased 139 percent, and employee compensation generated from its client companies is up 273 percent.
“Ohio University is proud of the award-winning Innovation Center’s year-over-year success in supporting the growth and development of new businesses in southeastern Ohio,” said Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis. “We are committed to stimulating economic growth and development in the vibrant communities in our region, and the Innovation Center plays an integral role in our work.”
Job skills training for low-income youth does more than just help them get better jobs – it makes them significantly less likely than others to use some illicit drugs, even 16 years later, a new study found.
These positive effects on drug use were seen in those who received job-specific skills training, but not in youth who received only basic job services, such as help with job search or a General Education Development (GED) program.