Regional partnership aims to better connect educators to high-tech manufacturing

Connecting skilled STEM-school graduates with available, high-paying manufacturing jobs is the goal of many Ohio educators and factory owners. Helping to make that connection is the Central Ohio Manufacturing Partnership, or COMP. The organization’s goal is “increasing the number of qualified applicants available to manufacturers in the central-Ohio region” – an 11-county area home to 1,700 manufacturers employing more than 86,000 people. COMP’s stakeholders include manufacturers, schools, job seekers and various economic development boards. To find out more about COMP, […]

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STEM externship program for teachers restarts, apply by April 23

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The Manufacturing and Engineering Externship Program (MEEP) is back! Educators should apply now to join a cohort experience running summer through fall of 2021. MEEP seeks to address the growing STEM skills gap in the manufacturing and engineering sectors by engaging Ohio teachers in paid summer externships with local companies in STEM industries. This program is funded by a grant from the Office of Naval Research. Looking for the inside scoop on the program? Before joining the staff of the Tennessee […]

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Esports growing in Ohio, panel discussion coming soon

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Thanks to the educational non-profit Esports Ohio, competitive esports – or sports competition using video games – have flourished in the state on the high school level. Since 2018, team esport contests have grown to include more than 2,600 student competitors from more than 130 Ohio school districts. To harness that student interest in esports on the scholastic side, Esports Ohio has partnered with the PAST Foundation and the North America Scholastic Esports Federation to create the Ohio Scholastic Esports […]

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STEM job interview: Battelle medical device engineer Doug Boyd

Even during COVID-19 pandemic, the economy continues on. As many schools host virtual graduations, parents and graduates are thinking forward to future careers. Health-related jobs were growing before the crisis and are even more in demand now. Not all are in hospital settings. One such position is held by Douglas Boyd, Vice President, Medical Device Solutions, for Battelle. He shares details about his work in this critical, STEM-related field along with advice for students – and their teachers – on […]

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