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Shawnee State is partnering with leaders in industry and education across the state of Ohio to address the gap between the in-demand jobs that are available and the number of qualified applicants.

Ohio Technet

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Ohio TechNet is a consortium of education and training institutions developing innovative new education and training strategies. By promoting efficiency and creativity through collaboration, Ohio TechNet has sparked the development of dozens of new or enhanced programs that have trained thousands.

Learn more about Ohio Technet

Ohio Manufacturing Workforce Partnership

In June 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) awarded $12 million to Lorain County Community College, an applicant in collaboration with Ohio TechNet and The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association, collectively known as the Ohio Manufacturing Workforce Partnership. The funding will play a vital role in helping Ohio address the workforce shortage and skills gap affecting manufacturing.

Through this grant, Shawnee State University is a sub-awardee to Building Bridges to Careers (located in Marietta) to perform employer outreach to develop and expand apprenticeships in south central and southeastern Ohio.

Employers interested in more information about this partnership should call Jack Everson at (740) 701-7718 or email jeverson@mrjalili.com.

Ohio Cyber Collaboration Committee

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The Ohio National Guard has brought together more than 200 representatives from public, private, military and educational organizations to form the Ohio Cyber Collaboration Committee (OC3). The OC3 mission is to provide a collaborative environment to develop a stronger cybersecurity infrastructure and workforce.

Learn more about Ohio Cyber Collaboration Committee

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Shawnee State University is proud to be a Regional Programming Center for the Ohio Cyber Range.

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Shawnee State University is an education partner with the Ohio Insurance Institute as part of its Insuring Ohio Futures initiative. The OFI mission is to foster the growth of a talent pipeline through college and university risk management and insurance programs, dispel negative perceptions of the insurance industry, and promote career opportunities within the Ohio insurance industry.
 
There are 111,000+ workers in the insurance industry in Ohio which ranks seventh in the U.S. for the number of insurance jobs.  The average annual salary for an Ohioan working in insurance in 2021 was $85,975—that’s about 50% higher than Ohio’s average private sector annual salary of $57,926. Find out more about how insurance drives Ohio’s economy (PDF).  
 
Our Mathematical Science program, which has an Actuarial Science Concentration, is working with Insuring Ohio Futures to facilitate employment interview opportunities with member companies and increase the availability of industry speakers in classrooms or special events. As part of the OFI’s Adopt-a-School program, Shawnee State is partnering with Nationwide Insurance.

Find out more about SSU’s Actuarial concentration.

Learn more about Insuring Ohio Futures.

Cisco

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Shawnee State is now a Cisco Networking Academy. As part of this partnership, Cisco curriculum is being incorporated into our Information Systems Management and Information Security courses and will make it possible for our students to earn industry certifications as part of their SSU degrees. We are also offering free online, self-paced courses on topics such as Cybersecurity, Linux, IoT, and Python. You do not have to be an enrolled Shawnee State student to take these free courses.

Networking Academy is one of the pillars of Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility and delivers classroom instruction, online teaching materials, interactive tools, and hands-on learning to students from every socioeconomic background, so they can develop the knowledge and skills required to succeed in a technology-driven market.

When you learn from Cisco Networking Academy, you can be certain you’re learning about the tech of the future. Why not try one of our free online, self-paced courses? Delve into topics like Cybersecurity, Linux, IoT, and Python. Learn something new, venture away from the ordinary, and move toward new career possibilities.

See the list of available Cisco Networking Academy classes

The Cisco Networking Academy is a workforce development program for learning institutions and individuals worldwide. More than 9.2 million people have joined the Networking Academy and become a force for change in the global economy since 1997. Networking Academy is one of the pillars of Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility and delivers classroom instruction, online teaching materials, interactive tools, and hands-on learning to students from every socioeconomic background, so they can develop the knowledge and skills required to succeed in a technology-driven market.