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Disadvantage, Ohio

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 [...]

November 3rd, 2013|Community College News|

Left Out In Ohio

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 [...]

October 25th, 2013|Community College News|

Letter to the Editor — The Blade – McColley

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. [...]

October 6th, 2013|Community College News|

Completion Coaches To Help First Time CC Students

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 [...]

August 21st, 2012|Community College News|

AmeriCorps project will help new CC students

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 [...]

August 2nd, 2012|Community College News|

Cincy State on track for August opening

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 [...]

July 30th, 2012|Community College News|

LCCC Professor Wins Award

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 [...]

June 26th, 2012|Community College News|

EGCC President: Downtown Gives Us Room To Grow

From the Youngstown Vindicator's May 31 editions ...  By Denise Dick denise_dick@vindy.com 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 [...]

May 31st, 2012|Community College News|