In-Demand Jobs Week Events Feature Innovation, Applied Bachelor’s Degrees

COLUMBUS, Ohio (2021-05-06) — 

Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner is recognizing In-Demand Jobs Week with events celebrating applied bachelor’s degrees and innovation at three community colleges and the University of Cincinnati’s 1819 Innovation Hub.

“In-Demand Jobs Week is about promoting Ohio’s fastest-growing industries and those careers that meet a need in the different regions of Ohio,” Chancellor Gardner said. “These events this week will recognize the great work being done at our colleges and universities to prepare students for a successful future while providing a skilled workforce for local employers.”

Chancellor Gardner joined Lorain County Community College (LCCC) President Dr. Marcia Ballinger in leading a virtual roundtable discussion on Wednesday, May 5, about LCCC’s new applied bachelor’s degree in microelectronic manufacturing. LCCC will award degrees to its first three students in that field this spring. Regional employers and LCCC students also took part in the discussion.

On Thursday, May 6, the Chancellor will travel to Dayton for the second of Sinclair Community College’s spring commencement ceremonies. During his remarks, the Chancellor will recognize the four Sinclair graduates who will receive the school’s first applied bachelor’s degree in unmanned aerial systems.  

The University of Cincinnati will host Chancellor Gardner and several state legislators on the morning of Friday, May 7, for an update on all that’s happening at UC’s 1819 Innovation Hub and the surrounding Innovation District. From there, the Chancellor will visit Cincinnati State Technical and Community College for a press conference recognizing the first 21 recipients of Cincinnati State’s applied bachelor’s degree in land surveying.


Chancellor Gardner’s In-Demand Jobs Week Events

Wednesday, May 5
Virtual roundtable discussion with Lorain County Community College – Applied Bachelor’s Degree in Microelectronic Manufacturing

Thursday, May 6, 4 p.m.
Sinclair Community College Spring Commencement, UD Arena

Friday, May 7, 8:30-10 a.m.
University of Cincinnati 1819 Innovation Hub update

Friday, May 7, 10:30-11 a.m.
Cincinnati State press conference for its Applied Bachelor’s Degree in Land Surveying

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About the Ohio Department of Higher Education

The Ohio Department of Higher Education is a Cabinet-level agency for the Governor of the State of Ohio that oversees higher education for the state. The agency’s main responsibilities include authorizing and approving new degree programs, managing state-funded financial aid programs and developing and advocating policies to maximize higher education’s contributions to the state and its citizens.

Contact Information: 

Jeff Robinson
Office: 614.752.9487