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Ohio awards grants to boost internships
Money from casino licensing fees is uses to encourage schools to encourage internships
Story by AMY HANSEN


 
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The state's board of regents will hand out nearly $11 million to more than 25 colleges and universities, along with several state technical centers, to expand their internship and co-op programs. This is the second round of funding from the "Ohio Means Internships and Co-Ops" grant program, supported through the distribution of one-time casino licensing fees. It's expected to boost the link between colleges and businesses while creating and sustaining internships for nearly 2,500 Ohio students. Our StateImpact Ohio's Amy Hansen has more:

 

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Bowling Green’s Career Center Director Jeff Jackson found out earlier this month his school will receive $650,000 to support internships. 

He says the school will use the two-year grant in part to help subsidize intern wages in high-demand industries like biohealth, food processing and advanced manufacturing. 

The hope is that companies will see the reduced financial burden of taking on paid interns as a benefit. 

“We’re trying to create a culture of companies who, in the past, may not have entertained an intern or co-op,” Jackson says. “We’re creating an environment where they can help in exploring this, and of course, the money always helps in bringing people to the table.”

Zach Waymer is the Board of Regents’ director of experiential learning and outreach. He says the grants have led many companies to create internships for the first time or restart programs that may have taken a hit when the economy nosedived several years ago. 

And, he says, it may ultimately help stem the so-called brain drain -- Ohio students leaving for jobs out of state after graduating. 

“The overall goal is to attract and retain talent in Ohio and help and retain and attract businesses,” says Waymer. “For the students, it helps get the message out to them that it’s an important part of their college experience to get that transfer of skills from the classroom into the workplace. And it’ll help them be better positioned to get a job after graduation.”

Waymer says there are no plans to renew the grants for another cycle, and each recipient must match the grant money with its own funds. 

 

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