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College Credit Plus Process for 2017-18 Starts Feb. 15

COLUMBUS, OH, February 15, 2017 – Students intending to participate in the third year of College Credit Plus, the successful program that provides Ohio students with the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school, can begin the notification process for the 2017-2018 school year today (Feb. 15). College Credit Plus debuted at the start of the 2015-2016 school year, with more than 52,000 students participating and getting a jump start on college, saving more than $120 million in college tuition costs.

New Online Tool Helps Businesses Find Trained Workers for In-Demand Jobs

State officials today unveiled a new online tool that will help employers identify newly-trained workers with degrees and certifications in a wide variety of occupations with in-demand technical skills. Officials from the Ohio Department of Higher Education, the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation and the Department of Job and Family Services gathered for a live demonstration of the prototype tool this morning.

ODHE Hosts First-Ever Changing Campus Culture Student Summit

Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) Chancellor John Carey welcomed more than 300 students and Title IX coordinators to the first-ever student summit dedicated to discussing ways to empower students to end sexual violence on Ohio college campuses. The summit brought national activists, safety experts and students together to learn about best practices aimed at eliminating sexual assault.

Ohio College Application Month Scheduled for November 1-30

The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) seeks partnership with school leaders across the state for Ohio College Application Month 2016 (OCAM 2016) during the month of November. As part of the American College Application Campaign (ACAC) initiative, OCAM 2016 seeks to increase the number of Ohio high school seniors who apply to college, with a special emphasis on encouraging first-generation, low-income students and students who may not otherwise apply to college.

I-Corps@Ohio Jump-starts University Efforts to Bring Promising Research Projects to Market

Six Ohio universities will showcase projects intended to speed promising research to commercial reality during a special presentation to Ohio’s top angel investors, entrepreneurial providers, and university leaders on October 21 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W. Spring St. in Columbus.

$1.5 Million Award to Help Ohio’s Community Colleges Improve Student Success

The Community College Research Center (CCRC) located at Teachers College, Columbia University has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation to support Ohio’s public community colleges’ efforts to accelerate implementation of guided pathways on their campuses. The grant will help all Ohio community colleges focus student effort toward more efficient attainment of degrees and credentials needed in today’s workplace.

 

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