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Sinclair Prepares Workforce of Tomorrow by Providing Students More Work-Based Training and Apprenticeship Opportunities

Sinclair Community College prepares the workforce of tomorrow by providing students more opportunities to get field experience and work-based training through apprenticeship programs.

Sinclair Community College’s Registered Apprenticeship Program, approved by ApprenticeOhio, was officially launched in the 2018 Spring Semester. The college is one of only ten Ohio community colleges to be awarded a U.S. Department of Labor Grant through ApprenticeOhio allowing the opportunity to offer an apprenticeship program managed by a community college.

Sinclair’s Registered Apprenticeship Programs include training in Electrical Maintenance, Mechanical Maintenance, HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Condition) Install/Service and Machinist. These programs have over 23 apprentices currently enrolled. Employers that students work with include: Dmax, Crane1, Waibel Energy Systems, and EES Facility Services. On average, Sinclair students in paid internships work 20 hours per week and earn approximately $17.46/hr.

“It is critical that we prepare our students for the workforce,” said Chad Bridgman, Internship Coordinator at Sinclair College. “Sinclair works towards this by not only providing work-force aligned academic programs but also creating opportunities for students to get hands-on training. This helps increase the pool of much-needed skilled-workers in our region and more importantly helps students get exposure to employers and the social network that they would otherwise not have access to with just a classroom-based education.”

Sinclair is recognized as a local and national leader in delivering high quality and affordable higher education. One of the oldest and best-known community colleges in the nation, Sinclair was founded in 1887 by David A. Sinclair and is a board member of the prestigious League for Innovation in the Community College. Sinclair offers approximately 253 accredited degrees and certificates. For more information, contact Deena John at 937-272-8208 or deena.john@sinclair.edu