From the Akron Beacon Journal -- an editorial Ohio doesn’t have enough college graduates, lagging behind the national average, ranking in the high 30s among the states. That shortfall helps to explain the trend of the past three decades, the state’s average income declining sharply relative to other states. The hope long has been [...]
From Inside Higher Ed October 25, 2013 By Paul Fain In the recession’s wake, Ohio began earmarking money from its dwindling need-based financial aid program to students in specific sectors of higher education, including for-profits and private nonprofit colleges. But in a move critics call unfair and even discriminatory, community college students got the boot. The [...]
College grants to aid labor pool As Henry County’s economic development director, I have seen firsthand the struggle local manufacturers go through to recruit and maintain skilled labor . Our skilled-labor shortage is an alarming issue that must be dealt with proactively by supporting our community colleges, which are the main suppliers of skilled labor. [...]
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The AmeriCorps College Completion Coaches Initiative, which is placing 27 “Coaches” who help support first-time students at 12 community colleges throughout Ohio to earn a certificate or degree, has received $353,575 in grant funding.
For Immediate Release AMERICORPS COMPLETION COACHES TO HELP FIRST TIME COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS SUCCEED COLUMBUS, Ohio – Community college graduates will return to community colleges throughout the state this fall to serve as Completion Coaches dedicated to supporting first-time students who are enrolled in developmental education courses to earn a certificate or degree. It’s all [...]
From The Plain Dealer ... By Karen Farkas, The Plain Dealer CLEVELAND, Ohio — Recent community college graduates will return to campus this month to help new students enrolled in remedial courses earn a certificate or degree. The 22 men and women, members of a new AmeriCorps program, will serve as "college completion coaches" at [...]
From The Middletown Journal on Monday July 30, 2012 ... By Michael D. Pitman Staff Writer MIDDLETOWN — When Cincinnati State Middletown opens next month, school officials are confident they’ll meet their 200-plus student enrollment goal. As of Thursday, 101 students have been admitted (and 95 of those students have already registered) into the Middletown [...]
From Lorain County Community College ... Students in Claudia Lubaski’s accounting courses at Lorain County Community College quickly find out that she is not a stereotypical number cruncher. “I portray today’s accountant as a fun loving and dynamic individual instead of the person with the green visor and plastic pocket protector,” Lubaski said. Her unique [...]
From the Youngstown Vindicator's May 31 editions ... By Denise Dick firstname.lastname@example.org Youngstown Even with a new, larger facility in the city’s downtown, Eastern Gateway Community College expects to outgrow it within five years. That’s one of the advantages of being downtown, said Laura Meeks, the college’s president. When EGCC’s Valley Center outgrows its quarters [...]
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