News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Meaden & Moore

Levin Furniture

Wayside Furniture


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Education


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


 
Courtesy of Creative Commons
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

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:

 

LISTEN: Internship grants

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:40)


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. 

 

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook



Stories with Recent Comments

ResponsibleOhio leader says the state is trying to set Issue 3 up for failure
Ohio suppose to believe that a group of investors were united under one cause to legalize marijuana.Once legal they all of sudden turn into 10 different compani...

Terry Pluto: U of A's new athletic director has the toughest job in town
It is a hard sell. The Students do not want to go to the football games and they do not want to pay for the program. They have a lot of student loan debt and t...

Akron considering the future of the B.F. Goodrich smokestacks
This BFGoodrich alumna says, "Thank you, Dave Lieberth!"

State creates panel to look at Ohio charter school sponsors
It is more than disturbing that charter schools, which seemed like a good idea years ago, have begun to cripple public school education.

DEVO mural in Akron is now on display downtown
The installation is not at the former site of Chili Dog Mac. CDM was one block north on the other side of Main St.

New report shows growth in white collar jobs for Northeast Ohio
Unfortunately, there are fewer jobs in comparison to the number of professionals applying for them. I have been had a full time job since June 2012. In order to...

Advocacy group: Ohio could lead in clean energy
Ohio Legislators, You are supposed to be our leaders but you're not taking us where we want to go - where we need to go!

Campaign for and against marijuana legalization begins
Cannabis legalization needs to happen as soon as possible! But not if it gives monopolies to a selected few to grow and sell the herb. Responsible Ohio's mono...

Heinen's in downtown Cleveland sponsors a contest for food entrepreneurs
Love that this took place right here! What a way to support local. Thank you Heinens! Love this quote, as a small local biz, I agree, it's big!! "To be a small...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University