Posted: 4:59 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013
By Meagan Pant
$11 million will create internships and co-ops for college students states. Local colleges and universities will receive the following grants:
Antioch College - $140,676, creates up to 12 co-op employer relationships for 36 students in the Ohio food production/processing industry.
Central State University - $18,000, will expand an existing student support program that matches students with potential business and industry employers.
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College - $123,000, builds new co-op program infrastructure at the Butler County Workforce Center in Middletown.
Clark State Community College - $28,965, will support up to 20 interns with embedded faculty and technology staff at the Advanced Virtual Engine Test Cell Inc. (AVETEC), a not-for-profit public benefit research organization in Springfield that helps local technology employers solve business problems.
Miami University - $81,000, will allow the Engineering Technology and Computer IT programs at Miami’s Middletown and Hamilton campuses to increase the number and degree areas of co-ops and internships that are paid and for credit.
Sinclair Community College - $203,140, will create new internships in manufacturing, IT and biohealth in the Dayton region by providing students with scholarships and businesses with access to Sinclair students.
University of Cincinnati - $1,822,373, will create hundreds of internships and allow the university to continuously monitor the development and needs of the industry clusters in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce, and incentivize students and employers with scholarships for placements.
University of Dayton - $253,995, will add up to 20 internships and enhance the help given by the UD Engineering Co-op office to UD and Sinclair Community College students in obtaining co-op and internship positions.
Wright State University - $1,304,631, will create up to 100 internships and align with the Board of Regents’ Aerospace & Aviation Workforce Strategy Report to implement curricular reform and institutional reform, influence high school students with co-ops, and provide more work-based learning.
Source: Ohio Board of Regents