Program Provides Tuition Reimbursement to Students Training for In-Demand Occupations
A unique partnership between ApprenticeOhio and Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) is making it easier for students to pursue careers in well-paying industries that need workers.
The Ohio College Apprenticeship Consortium will provide tuition reimbursement to participating students for completing pre-apprenticeship and registered apprenticeship programs in occupations identified by local businesses as needing workers.
The programs combine classroom and on-the-job training to help apprentices learn the skills employers need. The ApprenticeOhio initiative at Tri-C is focused on careers in advanced manufacturing.
“Students are full-time employees from day one of their apprenticeships, and they graduate college debt-free,” said Cynthia Dungey, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, which manages ApprenticeOhio. “Employers gain ready access to a stream of qualified employees, and those employees earn good wages.”
Tri-C is one of 10 community colleges across the state selected for the partnership. The Ohio College Apprenticeship Consortium is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.
ApprenticeOhio ranks second in the nation in the number of apprentices. More than 19,000 registered apprentices are working in Ohio, in more than 200 occupations. For more information, visit Apprentice.Ohio.gov.