Blog posts from January, 2013

New Funding Available to Support Internship/ Co-op Programs

January 28, 2013 by MAGNET Ohio

MAGNET is partnering with regional educational institutions in two important programs aimed at helping bridge the "skills gap" and prepare young people for technical and manufacturing careers. In December, the Ohio Board of Regents announced $11 million in new state funding for a new program to help up to 1,500 Ohio employers provide paid and credited internships and co-ops to students at Ohio institutions of higher education. "These awards are meant to provide Ohio employers with opportunities to benefit from the talents of Ohio’s college and career technical students," said Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro. "And they’ll provide students with valuable internship or co-op experience." MAGNET has partnered with Cleveland State University and Lorain County Community College on projects funded through this Ohio Means Internships and Co-ops program. The projects will help manufacturers identify new internship opportunities in their companies and develop job descriptions for students.  MAGNET will assist in recruiting and preparing companies to successfully engage interns in a variety of positions. The University of Akron, Stark State College, Cuyahoga Community College, Youngstown State and  Kent State University also have been awarded funding for similar projects. Companies interested in participating in this internship program should contact Kristin

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