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Now Recruiting College Completion Coaches!

Got Talent? We are searching for college graduates, with strong communication & presentation skills, to help other students achieve their academic goals. Approximately 35 AmeriCorps College Completion Coaches positions are available on community college campuses across Ohio. A year of AmeriCorps service benefits include living allowance, educational award, healthcare, childcare, and professional development.  Click here [...]

May 20th, 2016|OACC News|

OACC Reaction to Gov. John R. Kasich’s State of the State Address

The following may be attributed in whole or in part to Jack Hershey, President & CEO, Ohio Association of Community Colleges, in connection with reaction to Gov. John R. Kasich’s State of the State Address. The OACC represents the presidents and trustees of Ohio’s 23 community colleges. For more info about the OACC, please visit: [...]

February 25th, 2015|OACC News|

Sponsor Testimony of Rep. Kirk Schuring, R-Canton, on House Bill 1: Workforce Grant

From Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 before the House Economic and Workforce Development Committee ...  Thank you Madam Chair and members of the committee for the opportunity to give sponsor testimony on House Bill 1. House Bill 1 matches higher education students in Ohio with the in-demand jobs in our state. It establishes a higher education workforce [...]

February 6th, 2015|OACC News|

OACC Statement On Higher Ed Reforms In FY16-17 State Budget

The following statement may attributed in whole or in part to Jack Hershey, the President and CEO of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges, in connection with the higher education reforms announced to be part of the FY16-17 executive budget proposal. The OACC represents the presidents and trustees of the state’s 23 community colleges and [...]

February 2nd, 2015|OACC News|

OACC statement on the announcement of top Ohio House majority legislative priorities

Please feel free to attribute the below comments in whole or in part to Jack Hershey, President & CEO of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges, in connection with the announcement of House Bill 1. The OACC represents the presidents and trustees of Ohio’s 23 community colleges. For more information about the OACC, please go [...]

January 28th, 2015|OACC News|

OACC Statement On President Obama’s Community College Proposal

Please feel free to attribute in whole or in part to Jack Hershey, President/CEO, Ohio Association of Community Colleges. The OACC represents the presidents and trustees of Ohio’s 23 community colleges and is widely recognized as the voice of the community-college movement in Ohio. More information on the OACC available at www.ohiocommunitycolleges.org. Ohio’s community college [...]

January 9th, 2015|OACC News|

2014 All Ohio Academic Team Honorees Named

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Sixty of the highest achieving community college students from around Ohio were honored Wednesday, April 30, as part of the All-Ohio Academic Team Awards. “Congratulations to the fine scholars that make up the 2014 All-Ohio Academic Team,” said Karen Rafinski, interim president of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges. “Their dedication to [...]

May 5th, 2014|OACC News|

Apprenticeship Programs Can Lead To Credit

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Ohio's community college system is part of a new national consortium to make it easier for students in apprenticeships to transfer their experience into academic credit. But the state and Cuyahoga Community College are among the leaders in this initiative, officials said. Vice President Joe Biden recently announced the national program at [...]

April 10th, 2014|OACC News|