In February, Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted joined Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel and other state and local officials to highlight the Mahoning Valley’s numerous multi-million-dollar initiatives to develop a skilled workforce to meet the growing needs of the region’s emerging high-tech markets, including electric vehicle, battery, and additive manufacturing.
Nursing is one of the fastest-growing occupations in the United States.
Bowling Green State University is launching a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree to help meet the nation’s demand for more nurses. This historic expansion of the School of Nursing’s portfolio continues the BGSU’s 50-year nursing education legacy.
Employment opportunities in the health care industry brought Reham Shoman to Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C).
Shoman enrolled in the college’s one-year Sterile Processing and Distribution Technology program last fall to enter the field. Sterile processing technicians are in demand by Northeast Ohio hospitals and medical centers.
Pike County CTC’s Aspire Program Allows Adults to Earn Career Credentials and High School Diploma for Free
Adults who want to earn certification in an “in-demand” career field but who do not have a high school diploma can get both at the same time through the Aspire Adult Education Program at the Pike County Career Technology Center. This training track is in addition to the high school equivalency, college, and career readiness classes offered to adult students at no cost.
“Today, adults have a choice in how they obtain their high school equivalency diploma,” said Lathe Moore, adult education director at the Pike County CTC. “There are options available besides taking the GED exam.”