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Cincinnati State creates new grant program to help students get in-demand jobs

Up to $1K for short-term certificate programs
Cincinnati State
Posted at 2:51 PM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 14:51:38-04

CINCINNATI — A new grant program at Cincinnati State will help address financial challenges some students face while becoming certified for in-demand jobs.

Cincinnati State offers a variety of short-term certificate programs that take a year or less to complete — but some potential students may hit a roadblock because the short-term programs don’t qualify for federal financial aid, according to a news release.

On Tuesday, the college announced it has created the Cincinnati State Short-Term Certificate Grant Program.

"Our goal is for these grants to help hundreds of local residents get started in a new career or earn a promotion where they are working," said Amy Waldbillig, Vice President of Workforce Development for Cincinnati State. "Many of the short-term certificate programs also include college credits, so students can also get a great start on working toward a degree."

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The program will help students by providing tuition and fee grants of up to $1,000 and was made possible by a $349,400 grant to Cincinnati State by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

To be eligible for a certificate grant, applicants must be Ohio residents and meet the qualifications for financial need under federal guidelines.

For more information about the program, call 513-569-1643, or click here to learn more online, including how to apply.

Programs qualifying for short-term certificate grants are included in the list below:

  • Additive Manufacturing Technician
  • Brewing Sales and Marketing
  • Certified Logistics Associate
  • Community Health Worker
  • Computer Software Development
  • Computer Software Development
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology – Laser Certificate
  • Health Unit Coordinator
  • Industrial Controls and Instrumentation
  • Land Surveying
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Machine Operator 1
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology – Manufacturing CNC
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology – Computer Aided Design
  • Mechatronics Certificates
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Professional Medical Coding and Billing
  • Short Term Welding Certificate
  • Solar PV Installer/Photovoltaic Systems
  • State Tested Nurse Aide
  • Supply Chain Management Certificate
  • Web and Multimedia Design Certificate

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