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CENTRAL OHIO BUSINESS AND CIVIL LEADERS SET DAUNTING CHALLENGE

The challenge is to carry out a regional strategy for igniting economic growth and building healthier, more sustainable communities. Central Ohio leaders are seeking to leverage the strength of the Columbus region’s talented workforce, business enterprises, research and academic institutions, and international connections for the purpose of achieving four large-scale objectives:

  • Add 150,000 net new jobs by 2020
  • Increase personal per capita income by 30 percent
  • Attract $8 billion of capital investment
  • Be recognized as a national economic development leader

CREDITS COUNT

As part of a $5 million grant from the American Electric Power Foundation, the Credits Count program enables Columbus high school students to earn college credits and get a jump start on a degree in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) field.

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These objectives for the Columbus region are ambitious, but the magnitude of what’s at stake if the region falls short can hardly be overstated.

The success of Columbus 2020, a public-private partnership, in achieving these goals will rely in no small measure on the ability of area education systems to meet the unique academic needs of learners at all stages of the educational pipeline—from K–16 students to adult learners already in or trying to re-enter the workforce.

To thrive economically, communities throughout Central Ohio must have a talented workforce with the ability to support a bold economic growth strategy.

SOME OF CENTRAL OHIO’S ASSETS

#1 Named the 2015 Intelligent Community of the Year (Intelligent Community Forum)
2,000 More than 2,000 science and technology establishments in the Central Ohio region
#3 Ranked No. 3 for tech jobs (Forbes)
15 Home to 15 Fortune 1000 headquarters

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The Modern Manufacturing work study program illustrates what happens when school districts, colleges and industries combine efforts.

With a looming retirement boom, Honda was interested in a partnership with Columbus State Community College that would produce the next generation of skilled technicians.

The work-study program allows students to work at Honda three days each week while completing their degrees at Columbus State. Students can earn their degrees while applying their newly mastered technical skills. Learn more here.

COLUMBUS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S INTEGRATED SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY LAB

Several local employers support employees seeking additional training through the lab, which combines online lessons with individualized hands-on training and industry-standard equipment. Employees can earn additional certification or get a jump start on a degree.

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