Press Release

STEM Scholarship Will Further Bolster Ohio’s Technology Workforce

A new scholarship will boost Ohio’s efforts to strengthen the state’s workforce in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

The scholarship, part of the Choose Ohio First (COF) program, will support an estimated 3,400 Ohio students who are new to the program, along with an additional 3,000 existing COF scholars. The scholarship was announced by Lt. Governor Jon Husted and Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) Chancellor Randy Gardner after the award total of $69,826,882, to be awarded over the next five years, was approved by the State Controlling Board.

Ohio Innovation Exchange Drives State Economy by Connecting Ohio’s Research Universities with Industry

OIEx logoThe Ohio Innovation Exchange (OIEx), an initiative of the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE), provides a powerful, centralized web platform that connects business and industry with faculty research, equipment, and facilities at Ohio’s universities, facilitating partnerships and fostering economic development throughout the state.

COVID-19 Results in Updates to College Credit Plus Program

At the recommendation of Chancellor Randy Gardner and Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria, previously existing statutes, rules, and guidance relating to the College Credit Plus (CCP) program have been updated in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

The updates attempt to provide as much flexibility as possible for students while continuing to implement the CCP program. CCP is Ohio’s dual enrollment program, providing students with the opportunity to earn college and high school credits at the same time.

Five Northwest Ohio Campuses Receive a Share of $8 Million Approved for Collaborative Workforce Development

Students at Bowling Green State University, Northwest State Community College, Rhodes State College, Terra State Community College, and the University of Toledo will be able to enhance their education and job preparedness in several fields thanks to funding approved by the state Controlling Board to purchase state-of-the-art equipment.

Five Northeast Ohio Campuses Receive a Share of $8 Million Approved for Collaborative Workforce Development

Students at Kent State University, Lakeland Community College, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), Stark State College, and The University of Akron will be able to enhance their education and job preparedness in several fields thanks to funding approved by the state Controlling Board to purchase state-of-the-art equipment.

Three Cleveland-Area Campuses Receive a Share of $8 Million Approved for Collaborative Workforce Development

Students at Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), and Lorain County Community College will be able to enhance their education and job preparedness in several fields thanks to funding approved by the state Controlling Board to purchase state-of-the-art equipment.

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