Ohio Community Colleges:
Working for All of Us

Ohio Community Colleges:
Working For All Of Us

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Ohio Association of Community Colleges seeks to cultivate future leaders committed to student success

OACC has established a leadership academy to encourage mid-level administrators and faculty to develop leadership skills and promote student success.
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Governor DeWine signed the $143 billion operating budget for FY 2020-21,

Today, Governor DeWine signed the $143 billion operating budget for FY 2020-21, which provides critical investments for Ohio’s community colleges, students and our workforce partners to help close the skills gap and put more Ohioans into a rewarding career.
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Community Colleges Hold Annual Conference in Columbus

Community college leaders and trustees convened June 12-13 at Columbus State Community College for the Ohio Association of Community College’s annual meeting.
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Ohio Community Colleges Form a Statewide Working Group to Accelerate Workforce Training Efforts

Ohio Workforce League will help Ohio prepare for the technology-driven economy
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All-Ohio Academic Team Luncheon Coming to the Statehouse

Nearly 70 students who have been selected to the Phi Theta Kappa All-Ohio Academic Team will be honored during a luncheon at the Statehouse on April 25, 2019.
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Testimony before the House Finance Higher Education Subcommittee HB 166

Since first including performance metrics in our formula, we have seen an 8.5 percent increase in the number of degrees and long-term certificates awarded by Ohio community colleges and a 22 percent increase in short-term certificate awards,
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Selection of Ohio Lt. Governor to Lead Office of Workforce Transformation Sends Powerful Message

With the increased focus on the need to align education and skills training with our state’s workforce needs, the selection of Lt. Governor Jon Husted to lead the Office of Workforce Transformation sends a strong message to education and business leaders that workforce development will be among the very top priorities of the DeWine Administration.
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Ohio Community College Day Held at the Statehouse

At a time when workforce development is the buzz around Capitol Square with the introduction of the state budget, Ohio’s 23 community college presidents – along with trustees and campus officials – visited the Ohio Statehouse on March 26 for a full-day of presentations and discussions.
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Attending a Community College Is Something to Cheer About

It’s time to shed the outdated way we think about Ohio’s two-year schools Stand back! There’s a rush to the mailbox this time of year in many Ohio homes. And it’s not just for tax refunds, because this is the season when college-bound high school seniors receive letters saying where they’ve been accepted for the next big step in their lives.
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Ohio Community Colleges Continue to Receive National Recognition for Improving Student Success

Four Ohio community colleges have been recognized by Achieving the Dream (ATD), a national association committed to helping more low-income and students of color achieve their academic goals, for their efforts to improve student success and narrowing opportunity and equity gaps.
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OACC Student Success Meeting Highlights Data Showing Ohio's Community Colleges Efforts in Getting Students Workforce Ready

Chancellor Randy Gardner helped kick-off OACC's Winter Student Success Leadership Institute meeting where data showed that Ohio’s performance-based funding formula is working and the state’s 23 community colleges have played an important role in getting students on pathways to jobs and careers are two key takeaways. After hearing from state and national experts on funding and completion, data shows that Ohio’s 100% performance-based funding formula has increased the number of students earning a job-focused certificate, credential, or degree.
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Ohio Community Colleges to Convene in Columbus to Explore New Ways to Strengthen Workforce & Student Success

Leaders from Ohio's 23 community colleges will be participating in a conference in Columbus to discuss how they can keep momentum in helping more students complete their pathways in order to help meet the state's workforce need. Chancellor Randy Gardner, who was recently appointed to lead the Ohio Department of Higher Education, will be joining college presidents and campus leaders to kick-off the meeting and engage in discussions on how our colleges can continue to meet the the workforce needs of our employers.
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OACC receives $1.2 million Grant to Close the Skills Gap to Meet Workforce Needs

Read about the exciting news on OACC's $1.2 million grant award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to our 23 community colleges fill the state's workforce skills gap.
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Ohio colleges collaborate for student success

Read the article from Community College Daily to find out how Lakeland Community College, Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), Lorain County Community College, and Stark State College are building strong partnerships.

Article Date:  April 25, 2017

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Press Release on House Subs. Version of HB 49 of the FY 2018-19 budget bill.

Read the OACC press release now and find out how Ohio's community colleges are impacted by House Subs. Version of HB 49.

Posted:  April 25, 2017

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Ohio continues to lead the way in Higher Ed Reform & Student Success Efforts!

Read the article from the Community College Daily on how the OACC, the Ohio Student Success Center, and Ohio's community colleges are working together to promote and increase student success.

Article Date:  April 7, 2017

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Community College News and Updates

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Community college students who attend full time, even one semester, have a better chance to earn degree

Find out more  from the “Even One Semester: Full-Time Enrollment and Student Success” report by the Center for Community College Student Engagement.

Article Date:  April 19, 2017

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