Ohio Scholarship Program Helps Tri-C Strengthen the Technology Workforce
New round of Choose Ohio First funding dedicated to helping computer science students
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) has been awarded a Choose Ohio First grant to provide computer science scholarships and strengthen the state’s workforce in technology-related fields.
The new scholarship program was announced today by Lt. Governor Jon Husted and Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner. Tri-C is among 35 colleges and universities across the state receiving funding.
Choose Ohio First began in 2008 as a way to increase the number of Ohio students enrolling in and successfully completing science, technology, engineering, math and medicine (STEMM) programs at the state’s public and independent colleges and universities.
This new initiative within the program reflects a focused strategy to increase enrollment and completion in technology-related fields such as coding and cybersecurity. Tri-C was awarded $104,960 to support computer science students.
“The Choose Ohio First program is one of our state’s best tools to increase the number of students preparing to work in STEMM-related fields,” Husted said. “In today’s technology-infused economy, every industry and business has important tech-focused jobs, and training Ohioans for careers in those positions is key to growing our economy.”
Community colleges and public and independent four-year colleges and universities are receiving funds. Gardner said this range of school participation demonstrates the commitment of Ohio’s higher education community to respond to student interests and the state’s economic needs.
An estimated 1,400 Ohio students will benefit, boosting state efforts to build a talent pipeline to the leading technology occupations.
December 12, 2019
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