STEM Public-Private Partnership Pilot Program (STEM 3P)


The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) will utilize the STEM Public-Private Partnership Pilot Program to encourage public-private partnerships between high schools, colleges and the community to provide high school students the opportunity to receive education and training in a targeted industry as defined by JobsOhio, while simultaneously earning high school and college credit for the course(s), as described in Amended House Bill No. 166, Section 733.30 of the 133rd General Assembly.

Successful awardees will design collaborative projects focused on one targeted industry and their occupations, leveraging private and public resources to provide education and training that supports student career pathways and the regional economy. The students, upon completion of the program, should be more likely to gain employment upon graduating from high school or upon completing a two-year degree in the industry to which the program is oriented in relation to its geographic region.

The Request for Proposals provides additional details on the requirements and process an institution needs to follow to be considered for funding.

If you need additional assistance, contact Dr. Lauri White, Associate Vice Chancellor, Workforce Engagement, at 614-644-5888 or