Press Release

Department of Higher Education, LIFT Launch Industry-led Manufacturing Career Council

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.

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 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.

Ohio Department of Higher Education Announces Members of I-Corps@Ohio Summer Cohort

In an effort to accelerate the commercialization of research being conducted at Ohio’s universities, the Ohio Department of Higher Education (formerly the Ohio Board of Regents) is sponsoring the I-Corps@Ohio program, modeled after a similar program launched by the National Science Foundation in 2012. Ohio is the first to have a statewide collaboration based on the NSF model, but fully funded by the state.

Ohio College Application Month Generates Overwhelming Response

In an effort to help all graduating seniors navigate through the college admissions process and ensure that each student submits at least one admissions application, the Ohio Board of Regents announced the launch of Ohio College Application Month, November 1-30, 2014, in partnership with school leaders across the state. Since the initial announcement, more than 140 school sites have registered to participate, well above the Board of Regents’ initial goal of 50.