Clark State Community College has joined forces with the Dayton STEM-Workforce Program to provide scholarship and career opportunities to students.
“The Dayton STEM-Workforce Program is an opportunity for additional financial support for our students,” said Theresa Felder, vice president of student affairs and Greene Center operations for Clark State. “The program also helps to align the workforce needs in our community and helps us retain talent by providing internships that can lead to employment.”
Students in manufacturing, computer IT, health and medical programs can apply for scholarships and will also have the opportunity to begin to work with industry partners in co-op and internship opportunities through the Dayton STEM-Workforce Program.
"We are pleased to partner with Clark State Community College and make our STEM scholarships available to their students,” said Doris Adler, Dayton STEM-Workforce Program executive director and co-founder. “Also, as the workforce needs of our business partners continue to grow, we believe that Clark State can help fill many of those requirements in the areas of manufacturing, computer IT, health and medical. We look forward to working with this fine institution.”
The Dayton STEM-Workforce Program includes an integrated component called Workforce Angels. Every student who qualifies and applies for a STEM scholarship will have access to the Workforce Angel Program that aligns the student’s skills with the needs of local business partners for internship opportunities and job offers upon graduation. “We connect students and local businesses as early as possible to establish solid workforce opportunities,” said Ron Adler, vice president and co-founder of Dayton STEM-Workforce Program. “This program benefits both businesses and students.”
Scholarship applications are expected to be available in April for the Fall 2017 semester.
In 2011, Doris and Ron Adler founded the Forum for Educational Options. The initial mission was to provide scholarships to Ohio college-bound high school graduates. Seeing a need to support Dayton’s high-growth technology businesses, in 2015 the Adler’s established the Dayton STEM-Workforce Program to help build ‘Dayton’s pipeline of technology students.’