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 business 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). Successful awardees will design collaborative projects focused on one targeted industry and their occupations leveraging private and public resources to provide education and training supporting student career pathways and the regional economy.

Eligible institutions are community colleges or state community colleges leading a partnership that did not receive a grant under Section 733.13 of Am. Sub. HB. 64 of the 131st General Assembly. A partnership shall consist of one college, one or more private companies within the selected industry, and one or more high schools, either public or private. Students, high schools and colleges that participate in this program shall do so under the College Credit Plus Program established under Chapter 3365 of the Ohio Revised Code. Community colleges or state community colleges are those authorized under the Ohio Revised Code, 3354 and 3358.

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