$11M for college internships, co-ops approved
Final approval was given this week for Ohio colleges and universities to spend $11 million to create as many as 3,500 internships and co-ops for students, an effort that will better prepare students for jobs after they graduate, contribute to a more highly trained workforce and help the state attract more businesses, experts say.
Twenty-two schools in Ohio will participate with grants funded through casino license fees. The awards require matching funds from employers and the $11 million was contingent upon Monday’s approval from the Ohio Controlling Board.
GETTING NATIONAL ATTENTION IS THE ART OF WARREN COUNTY STUDENTS
(from Dayton Daily News) SPRINGBORO — As aspiring business professionals from around the country converge in Orlando this May, many will be walking away with a memento designed right here in Springboro.
The Business Professionals of America will host its annual conference at Disney World, bringing in a multitude of students with business aspirations. As one of its traditions, student-designed state pins circulate as keepsakes for students.
Representing Ohio will be the art of juniors Melissa Swain and Erika Sorrell, both juniors at Springboro High School.
Sorrell and Swain’s colorful pin – a castle accessorized with fireworks – was designed with Photoshop as part of a class for the Warren County Career Center.
WEEC SPORTS – WEDNESDAY 1-16-13:
COLLEGE MENS BASKETBALL: WISCONSIN 64 NO. 2 INDIANA 59, KENTUCKY 75 TENNESSEE 65, CINCINNATI 75 DEPAUL 70.
TONIGHT: 7PM: DAYTON AT LA SALLE.
NBA: INDIANA 103 CHARLOTTE 76.
TONIGHT: 7PM: INDIANA AT ORLANDO, 10PM: CLEVELAND AT PORTLAND.
NFL PLAYOFFS: THE NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME IS AT 3PM SUNDAY, SAN FRANCISCO AT ATLANTA, THE AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME 6:30PM, BALTIMORE AT NEW ENGLAND.
BASEBALL: THE WASHINGTON NATIONALS SIGN RIGHT-HANDED RELIEF PITCHER RAFAEL SORIANO TO A 2-YEAR, $28 MILLION DOLLAR DEAL, SORIANO LAST YEAR WAS THE CLOSER FOR THE NEW YORK YANKEES, SAYS CBSSPORTS.COM.
WINNERS AT THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN TENNIS TOURNAMENT WEDNESDAY INCLUDE MARIA SHARAPOVA AND VENUS WILLIAMS, WHO’LL PLAY EACH OTHER FRIDAY IN MELBOURNE. DAVID FERRER WINS IN MENS ACTION.
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL: BEAVERCREEK 75 DUNBAR 69, FAIRBORN 43 KENTON RIDGE 41, NORTHWESTERN 52 NORTHEASTERN 48, GRAHAM 62 GREENON 48, MECHANICSBURG 68 WEST JEFFERSON 57, URBANA 59 WEST LIBERTY-SALEM 44, BELLEFONTAINE 62 MARYSVILLE 55, CENTERVILLE 53 KETTERING ALTER 51,OT, ALTER’S 1ST LOSS OF THE YEAR, TROTWOOD 93 NORTHMONT 82 OT, PIQUA 60 BETHEL 57, COVINGTON 48 ANSONIA 41, TRI-VILLAGE 65 MIAMI EAST 35, BOTKINS 79 FAIRLAWN 71, HAMILTON TOWNSHIP 63 SHEKINAH CHRISTIAN 44.