My Tri-C Story
After graduating from high school in 2011, Stephanie Bayne chose to attend Cuyahoga Community College. At first, she was a little anxious about her choice as she watched many of her friends go off to four-year colleges. But she loved the small classes and the convenience.
Despite having a four-year degree, Josh Gatka had a hard time finding a job. So, he enrolled at Tri-C with eyes on an associate degree in IT. As a Tri-C student, Josh took advantage of the College’s Career Center and landed a job during finals week of his last semester.
After starting a family, she was ready to have a career that would allow her to be an active mom and work in a job she loved. Tri-C offered the most comprehensive two-year degree program with great hands-on experience, and had the lowest tuition per credit hour in Northeast Ohio.
Right out of high school, Chris Groomes attended the Advanced Technology Academy through Tri-C’s Workforce and Economic Development program. He got his certificate in precision machining technology in December 2013 and proceeded to enroll in the CNC Technology program.