Stark State College

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CITY OF AKRON

The Akron School of Practical Nursing is going to be getting a new home.

Stark State College is taking over the operation of the program, which has been run by the Akron Public Schools for 67 years. Robyn Steinmetz, the director of marketing and communications for Stark State, says the college is looking forward to adding the program.

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Construction of the first building for Stark State College’s new Akron Campus is nearing completion.  School President Para Jones took a tour to see how things are coming together.   

May 26th is the grand opening of the new building, but Jones says by design just two of the building’s three floors will be in use, at first.

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FIRSTENERGY CORP.

FirstEnergy is offering to pay tuition and fees for some students to attend Stark State College, if they’re interested in working with electricity – outdoors.

The company’s Power Systems Institute is a two-year program at several community colleges, including Stark State. The training could lead to work with the utility company as line workers or at a substation, which can often be in tight spaces, or it can involve being high up on steel structures.

General Motors

A new partnership between General Motors and Honda to develop and build fuel cells in Michigan for their advanced “green” vehicles is seen as a plus for Stark State College.

Jim Maloney coordinates Stark State’s Fuel Cell Prototyping Center, where students study the electricity-producing devices. He expects excitement over the GM-Honda partnership to boost enrollment.

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