Press Release

New Online Tool Helps Businesses Find Trained Workers for In-Demand Jobs

State officials today unveiled a new online tool that will help employers identify newly-trained workers with degrees and certifications in a wide variety of occupations with in-demand technical skills. Officials from the Ohio Department of Higher Education, the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation and the Department of Job and Family Services gathered for a live demonstration of the prototype tool this morning.

ODHE Hosts First-Ever Changing Campus Culture Student Summit

Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) Chancellor John Carey welcomed more than 300 students and Title IX coordinators to the first-ever student summit dedicated to discussing ways to empower students to end sexual violence on Ohio college campuses. The summit brought national activists, safety experts and students together to learn about best practices aimed at eliminating sexual assault.

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 2016 (OCAM 2016) during the month of November. As part of the American College Application Campaign (ACAC) initiative, OCAM 2016 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.

I-Corps@Ohio Jump-starts University Efforts to Bring Promising Research Projects to Market

Six Ohio universities will showcase projects intended to speed promising research to commercial reality during a special presentation to Ohio’s top angel investors, entrepreneurial providers, and university leaders on October 21 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 W. Spring St. in Columbus.

$1.5 Million Award to Help Ohio’s Community Colleges Improve Student Success

The Community College Research Center (CCRC) located at Teachers College, Columbia University has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation to support Ohio’s public community colleges’ efforts to accelerate implementation of guided pathways on their campuses. The grant will help all Ohio community colleges focus student effort toward more efficient attainment of degrees and credentials needed in today’s workplace.


Department of Higher Education Announces Innovation Program Awards

The Ohio Department of Higher Education has approved $5 million in funding for projects that will enhance the quality of higher education throughout the state while making it more affordable for students by stabilizing or reducing tuition rates at colleges and universities. Schools receiving the funds designed collaborative, innovative projects that support academic achievement and economic efficiencies. The funds will be awarded for projects serving students at the community college and university level.

Department of Higher Education Announces Regional RAPIDS Awards

The state Controlling Board this week approved an Ohio Department of Higher Education request to transfer $3,249,630 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 northeast and western Ohio.