Press Release

Clark State to Receive a Share of $1.9 Million Approved for Collaborative Workforce Development

Students at Clark State Community College will be able to enhance their education and job preparedness in advanced manufacturing thanks to funding approved by the state Controlling Board to purchase state-of-the-art equipment.

“The FESTOS CIROS VR system reinforces skills taught in the robotics and industrial maintenance courses, and then takes it to the next level by providing realistic scenarios of issues that occur on the manufacturing floor,” said Frederick Gagne, plant manager at Heroux Devtek.

Sinclair, Wright State, Central State Receive a Share of $1.9 Million Approved for Collaborative Workforce Development

Students at Sinclair Community College, Wright State University, and Central State University will be able to enhance their education and job preparedness in many fields thanks to funding approved by the state Controlling Board to purchase state-of-the-art equipment.

Columbus State, COTC Receive a Share of $1.9 Million Approved for Collaborative Workforce Development

Students at Columbus State Community College and Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) will be able to enhance their education and job preparedness in health care and advanced manufacturing thanks to funding approved by the state Controlling Board to purchase state-of-the-art equipment.

“The proposed RAPIDS projects provide a tailored opportunity to address the growing need for qualified paramedic technicians in regional EMS agencies, ambulance services, hospitals, and fire departments,” said William D. Longenette, clinical quality coordinator at MedCare Ambulance in Columbus.

Four Students Commit to Earning OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal Through AEP Internship Program

Credential Engine Partners with Kansas, Michigan, and Ohio to Increase Credential Transparency

Credential Engine announced today new partnerships with three states to bring credential transparency, develop credential literacy, improve alignment between credential offerings and outcomes, and inform state practices, programs, and policies by harnessing data that helps students, workers, and citizens make strategic credentialing decisions. Through a competitive process, proposals from Kansas, Michigan, and Ohio have been chosen to work with Credential Engine over the coming year as part of their state’s strategic education, workforce, and economic development efforts.

College Credit Plus Process for 2018-2019 Begins Today

Students intending to participate in the fourth 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 2018-2019 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.

Department of Higher Education Receives $2.1M Strong Start to Finish Grant

The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE), working in partnership with the Inter-University Council and the Ohio Association of Community Colleges, has been selected to receive a $2.1 million grant from Strong Start to Finish (SSTF) aimed at getting students on successful pathways to college completion while also addressing attainment gaps for historically underserved populations.

Department of Higher Education Announces Southeast Ohio RAPIDS Awards

The state Controlling Board this week approved an Ohio Department of Higher Education request to transfer $3,606,352 in capital funds for the purpose of providing four regional awards for workforce development projects relating to the department’s Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills (RAPIDS) program. The funds will be awarded for projects in Southwest, Northwest, Southeast, and the western portion of Northeast Ohio. 

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