Sinclair College continues to demonstrate the value it provides to the community by making headlines recently with these stories:
- The National Science Foundation awarded Sinclair more than $545,000 to support entrepreneurship and training in drone technology. The funding will be used to spark interest for UAS and STEM-related fields in school-aged children, create a certificate program to offer a one-year entrepreneurial UAS training, and create a crowd-funding competition related to UAS.
- Following the opening of the new $31.5-million health sciences facility in 2017, the nursing program at Sinclair was rated top in the state, rising above 106 other programs, based on the National Council Licensure Exam passing rate compared to the cost per credit hour. Sinclair graduates almost 81% of its nurses and charges as little as $116 per credit hour.
- Sinclair hit #21 on a national list of the country’s most affordable schools. The U.S. Department of Education’s 2019 College Affordability and Transparency List’s ranked Sinclair in the top 5% out of 1,000 two-year institutions. Sinclair has helped lower costs of in-demand careers through grant-funded initiatives like the Skills to Work program through the Ohio Department of Higher Education. The program offers tuition assistance to students in short-term certificate programs.
In an effort to centralize and expand its job training programs, Sinclair announced it will establish an “office of work-based learning.” The new office seeks to align efforts among existing programs, like the business, science, mathematics and engineering divisions. A director has not yet been hired, but the office, which will be located at the downtown campus, could have up to 10 people working in the program in the next two to three years.
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