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.
Edison State Community College is working to meet the needs of the regional workforce, offering various new career-ready degree options in agricultural maintenance, graphic design, and web design. Additionally, the college has developed equipment service, interactive media, and paramedic one-year certificates, along with several short-term technical certificate programs that give students the skills needed to enter a new career field or advance in their current role.
Youngstown State University is introducing new certificate programs in data analytics aimed at helping graduates improve and broaden their job prospects.
“Data analytics has become an integral element in all business decision-making and public policy-making decision processes,” said Ou Hu, chair of economics at YSU. “Students across many disciplines, including economics, English, history, psychology, sociology and many others who also have skills in data analytics will have a significant step-up in the job market.”
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.