High school teachers across Ohio will be able to obtain the qualifications needed to teach college courses in high school thanks to $10 million in grant funding allocated by the Ohio General Assembly as part of the Straight A Fund.
The state Controlling Board today approved an Ohio Department of Higher Education request to transfer $2 million in capital funds for the purpose of providing two 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 central and southeast Ohio.
A single act of sexual violence on Ohio’s college campuses is one too many. As a result, the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) today launched a statewide initiative designed to help all of Ohio’s colleges and universities – public and private, two-year and four-year – prevent and better respond to incidents of sexual violence.
A joint initiative aimed at increasing postsecondary attainment enabled 7,000 students from 12 states – including Ohio – to secure associate degrees, helping to reduce the sizable ranks of Americans with some college but no degree. Over its 15-month duration, the program – called Credit When It’s Due – benefited more than 1,000 Ohio students.
On September 14, The Ohio Department of Higher Education and Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) – in partnership with the Ohio Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation – announced the creation of a Manufacturing Careers Council for the State of Ohio. With LIFT’s investment, the Ohio Department of Higher Education will work to create an industry-led council to further develop career pathways into manufacturing for Ohio’s youth and adults. Building the manufacturing workforce is critical to Ohio, where the industry contributes nearly $90 billion annually to the economy.
A request to allow Central State University to access federal land-grant funding to strengthen its research, extension, and teaching in the food and agricultural sciences will be on the agenda for the Ohio Controlling Board on August 31.
As part of Ohio’s effort to position the state as a premier destination for international students, Lt. Governor Mary Taylor and Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor John Carey today kicked off a new Global Reach to Engage Academic Talent (G.R.E.A.T.) initiative.
A new joint initiative between the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the Ohio Department of Aging launches today in Youngstown and allows area residents age 60 and older to earn free college tuition by volunteering in their community.
The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) seeks partnership with school leaders across the state for Ohio College Application Month 2015 (OCAM 2015) during the month of November. As part of the American College Application Campaign (ACAC) initiative, OCAM 2015 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.
The Ohio Department of Higher Education (formerly the Ohio Board of Regents) this week named Donna Albanese the new Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) director for the state of Ohio. Albanese has served as an ABLE program manager with the agency for 12 years.