Kent State to Get State Funding for Internships
KENT, Ohio -- Kent State University has been chosen to receive $724,553 in state funding to support workforce development strategies and enhance student success through internship and co-op programs, the university reported Monday.
The co-op programs are linked to industries targeted for growth in Ohio, the university said. Among them are advanced manufacturing, aerospace and aviation, biohealth, energy, financial services, information technology and polymers. The funding, from the Ohio Board of Regents, will support up to 200 student interns.
Kent officials expect the funding will improve its intern-tracking system and allow the university to discover new opportunities and develop “a strong feedback loop” between the university and companies where the intersn are placed. This is contingent upon Controlling Board approval in January.
The university will create an intern advisory board as well.
The budget for this program, called Integrating Kent State University Learning Experiences and Business Work.
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