Manufacturing Experiential Advancement Readiness Network (EARN) Project

Replicating and Scaling Ohio’s Innovative Earn-and-Learn Models
Columbus State Community College
Lorain County Community College

NSEThis material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 190​2​2​11

What is the EARN Project?


By 2026, 3.5 million U.S.jobs will be needed in advanced manufacturing and 2 million are expected to go unfilled (National Association of Manufacturing.) Manufacturing is a major component of the Ohio economy and is the third largest manufacturing workforce in the nation (JobsOhio, 2017.)

Columbus State Community College and Lorain County Community College have collaborated with industry, state, and education partners to advance experiential work-based learning programs and address this manufacturing skills gap in Ohio. This initiative is called the Manufacturing Experiential Advancement Readiness Network (EARN).

The primary concept driving the EARN project is replicating and scaling successful work-based learning models. This work is being achieved through leveraging existing industry partnerships and providing colleges with hands-on guidance in adapting models to meet their needs.

Who Benefits from Earn-and-Learn Models?

Employers

EMPLOYERS
HAVE WORKFORCE NEEDS

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Educators

EDUCATORS
PREPARE STUDENTS TO FILL WORKFORCE NEEDS

plus
Students

STUDENTS
EARN WHILE THEY LEARN

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Thomas Capps-Harshaw

Thomas Capps-Harshaw

PROJECT MANAGER
Experiential Learning Programs Expansion & College Consortium Engagement

COLUMBUS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
tcapps1@cscc.edu

Karen Kyle

Karen Kyle

PROJECT MANAGER
Manufacturing Initiative Grants
Grants Office

COLUMBUS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
kkyle7@cscc.edu

Courtney Tenhover

Courtney Tenhover

PROGRAM DEVELOPER
Engineering, Business, and Information Tech
Ohio Technical Skills Innovation Network

LORAIN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ctenhover@lorainccc.edu