Ohio Means Internships and Co-ops Grant Program (OMIC)

Jun 23, 2015

The OMIC Grant Program was formed to connect businesses and higher education for the purpose of integrating academic work with experience in the business world. This program has been funded through one-time casino licensing fees.

Ohio_InternsThe OMIC grant is awarded to educational facilities to build  internship and co-op programs as they play such an important role in the in the State’s effort to attract, retain and reward students and businesses. The whole goal of the program is to prepare students to be work-ready when they graduate, allow businesses to interact with educational institutions and to help be responsive to the needs of students and businesses.

Student offerings:

  • Provides students the opportunity to assess career opportunities in key Ohio industries.
  • Allows them to apply the skills and knowledge they have learned in the classroom.
  • Exposes students to the work environment and ethics of the business world.
  • Means of income while working towards a degree.

Employer Offerings:

  • The opportunity to observe the skills and work ethic of potential future employees.
  • Creates opportunity for new ideas and creativity.
  • Wages are fully paid through the grant so there is not cost to the employer.

Employers who qualify for the grant must fall under Ohio’s targeted industry list:

  • Aerospace and Aviation
  • Automotive
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • BioHealth
  • Consumer Products
  • Financial Services
  • Energy
  • Information Technologies and Services

Business Functions include:

  • Headquarters and Consulting
  • Back Office
  • Logistics
  • Research and Development

The following educational institutions have partnered with the State of Ohio for the OMIC grant program:

The University of Akron Antioch College Bowling Green State University Central State University Cincinnati State Technical & Community College University of Cincinnati Clark State Community College Cleveland State University Cuyahoga Community College University of Dayton Edison Community College The University of Findlay Kent State University Lorain County Community College Lourdes University Marietta College Miami University The Ohio State University Ohio University Owens Community College Rhodes State College Southern State Community College Stark State College Terra Community College Wright State University Youngstown State University

This grant will allow businesses in key Ohio industries to hire students as interns or co-ops at no cost to them, making it a win-win situation for students and businesses. If you have questions regarding your organization’s qualifications, please feel free to contact us or go online to www.ohiomeansinternships.com


By: Amy Slates, CPA

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