Lorain County Community College (LCCC) has guaranteed the quality of its graduates to local employers with the adoption of the MyEmployer Guarantee by the LCCC Board of Trustees.
The MyEmployer Guarantee confirms to employers that any LCCC student who completes an applied degree program will have the skills necessary to successfully perform a job during the three years immediately following the awarding of the degree. If a graduate who is employed is found to have skill gaps related to the competencies of focus for that applied degree, they will be provided up to 15 credit hours of coursework tuition-free to remediate the deficiency.
“Lorain County Community College is committed to engaging employers to better anticipate their emerging talent needs while ensuring that its graduates have mastered the skills and knowledge necessary to meet those expectations,” said LCCC President Roy Church. “We are confident that our students are prepared and this guarantee tells them and their employers that we stand behind our graduates.”
Leanne Taylor, of Elyria, landed a full-time job at LaserCraft, Inc. in North Ridgeville after she graduated from LCCC with an Associate of Applied Science degree in manufacturing engineering technology and a degree in CNC machining.
“MyEmployer helps us get the right talent in the right place to meet our needs,” said Dale Hawkinson, quality manager at LaserCraft. “As an LCCC grad, Leanne stood out because she came with practical experience.”
The MyEmployer Guarantee also provides up to 10 hours of free talent planning, assessment, and recruitment, as well as advancement services to employers that pledge to partner with LCCC’s Entrepreneurship Innovation Institute as their talent planning resource provider.
The MyEmployer Guarantee is the third phase of LCCC’s “Our Promise” initiative, introduced in March of this year. The first phase is a tuition guarantee that locks in tuition and fee rates at the current level for students registering in fall of 2014 and spring of 2015 for up to three years or until the completion of their degree, whichever comes first. The MyUniversity Guarantee is the second phase of the initiative. It has the potential to significantly increase the number of high school students in Lorain County and the surrounding area who can earn free college credit in their high school. MyUniversity enables high school students to even go as far as earning an associate degree simultaneously with their high school diploma. Students can then continue on to earn a bachelor’s degree by as early as age 20 through LCCC’s University Partnership program. In doing so, students can save more than 80 percent of the cost of a bachelor’s degree by taking advantage of MyUniversity, essentially saving families tens of thousands of dollars in college debt.
For more information about the “Our Promise” initiative, visit www.lorainccc.edu/ourpromise.