Local colleges receive Choose Ohio First funding

March 26, 2014

COLUMBUS — State Senator Chris Widener (R-Springfield) recently announced that the state has approved over $10 million in funds for the Choose Ohio First Co-op/Internship Program over the next two years.

The funds will allow the program to provide co-op/internship opportunities for Antioch College, Central State University, Clark State University, and Wright State University.

“This program will offer opportunities for our colleges and universities to attract and retain talented young professionals in Ohio’s workforce,” said Widener.

The Choose Ohio First Co-op/Internship Program develops new or enhanced internship and co-op opportunities for higher education. The program engages more students, businesses, and faculty in relevant co-op and internship openings.

Only 25 colleges and universities in Ohio were selected for the program. Funding applications by the approved schools were chosen through a competitive selection process. Antioch College ($120,000), Central State University ($200,000), Clark State University ($200,000), and Wright State University ($100,000) will collectively receive over $600,000 based on proposals submitted to the Ohio Board of Regents.