Ohio Means Internships & Co-ops (OMIC)

Ohio Means Internships & Co-ops

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Ohio Means Internships & Co-ops Program Info

An investment of state and private dollars to increase the number of internships and co-ops for employers and students in key industries to close the skills gap, increase student completion and give Ohio a competitive advantage in the global human capital talent marketplace.

The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) will make strategic investments in each of the six JobsOhio regions for cooperative education and internship programs to develop and support business and postsecondary workforce development initiatives. The investments will actively support the ability of the state of Ohio to retain and expand existing businesses, attract new investment and talent, and further entrepreneurship.

The Ohio Department of Higher Education will allocate and award funds to existing and new Ohio Means Internships & Co-ops (OMIC) post-secondary institutions and their partners. The goal is to connect student co-ops and interns with In-Demand occupations at private companies and organizations within regionally targeted industries. Institutions will collaborate with businesses to identify co-op/intern opportunities to help address skill gaps and occupational shortfalls using innovative design and implementation processes




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