Press Release

Department of Higher Education Announces First Regional RAPIDS Awards

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.

ODHE, Higher Education Partners Launch Statewide Initiative to Prevent, Respond to Sexual Violence

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.

Ohio’s Credit When It’s Due Initiative Awards More Than 1,000 Associate Degrees

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.

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.