Shawnee State is partnering with leaders in industry and education across the state of Ohio to address the gap between the in-demand jobs that are available and the number of qualified applicants.
Ohio TechNet is a consortium of education and training institutions developing innovative new education and training strategies. By promoting efficiency and creativity through collaboration, Ohio TechNet has sparked the development of dozens of new or enhanced programs that have trained thousands.
Ohio Manufacturing Workforce Partnership
In June 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) awarded $12 million to Lorain County Community College, an applicant in collaboration with Ohio TechNet and The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association, collectively known as the Ohio Manufacturing Workforce Partnership. The funding will play a vital role in helping Ohio address the workforce shortage and skills gap affecting manufacturing.
Through this grant, Shawnee State University is a sub-awardee to Building Bridges to Careers (located in Marietta) to perform employer outreach to develop and expand apprenticeships in south central and southeastern Ohio.
Employers interested in more information about this partnership should call Jack Everson at (740) 701-7718 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ohio Cyber Collaboration Committee
The Ohio National Guard has brought together more than 200 representatives from public, private, military and educational organizations to form the Ohio Cyber Collaboration Committee (OC3). The OC3 mission is to provide a collaborative environment to develop a stronger cybersecurity infrastructure and workforce.
Insurance Industry Resource Council
Shawnee State University is an education partner with the Ohio Insurance Industry Resource Council (IIRC) as part of the IIRC’s Insuring Ohio Futures initiative. This group is working to help ensure that there will be enough talent to fill the growing demand. Ohio’s insurance industry will require 29,000 new workers to fill positions by 2024 (PDF).
Our Mathematical Science program, which has an Actuarial Science Concentration, is working with the IIRC to facilitate employment interview opportunities with member companies and increase the availability of industry speakers in classrooms or special events.
As part of the IIRC’s Adopt-a-School program, Shawnee State is partnering with Nationwide Insurance. Find out more about SSU’s Actuarial concentration.
Shawnee State is now a Cisco Networking Academy. As part of this partnership, Cisco curriculum is being incorporated into our Information Systems Management and upcoming Information Security courses and will make it possible for our students to earn industry certifications as part of their SSU degrees. We are also offering free online, self-paced courses on topics such as Cybersecurity, Linux, IoT, and Python. You do not have to be an enrolled Shawnee State student to take these free courses.
Networking Academy is one of the pillars of Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility and delivers classroom instruction, online teaching materials, interactive tools, and hands-on learning to students from every socioeconomic background, so they can develop the knowledge and skills required to succeed in a technology-driven market.
When you learn from Cisco Networking Academy, you can be certain you’re learning about the tech of the future. Why not try one of our free online, self-paced courses? Delve into topics like Cybersecurity, Linux, IoT, and Python. Learn something new, venture away from the ordinary, and move toward new career possibilities.
See the list of available Cisco Networking Academy classes (PDF).
The Cisco Networking Academy is a workforce development program for learning institutions and individuals worldwide. More than 9.2 million people have joined the Networking Academy and become a force for change in the global economy since 1997. Networking Academy is one of the pillars of Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility and delivers classroom instruction, online teaching materials, interactive tools, and hands-on learning to students from every socioeconomic background, so they can develop the knowledge and skills required to succeed in a technology-driven market.