“Frank Jackson has been
one of Tri-C’s most influential supporters throughout his long
and illustrious career,” said Tri-C President Alex Johnson.
“As he prepares to leave office, we look forward to honoring him
by acknowledging his accomplishments and how much he has meant
to Tri-C and Greater Cleveland.”
Next month, the College will rename its Metropolitan Campus
courtyard in honor of Jackson. The Frank G. Jackson Courtyard
will serve as the centerpiece of the campus — a place for
students, faculty and staff to meet, socialize, hold events,
exchange ideas and express themselves. A plaque honoring
Jackson’s achievements will be installed near one of the
The College will also establish The Honorable Frank G.
Jackson Committed to Cleveland Scholarship Fund. The fund
recognizes Jackson’s contributions to Greater Cleveland and his
dedication to building equity and opportunities for
Clevelanders. It will provide scholarship money to advance the
education of Cleveland residents enrolled in workforce programs.
For more information on the scholarship fund, visit
Tri-C receives second Aspen Prize Top 150 Community College
CLEVELAND: For the second straight time, Cuyahoga
Community College (Tri-C®)
has been recognized as a member of the Aspen Prize for Community
College Excellence Top 150 list.
Last awarded in 2019, the biennial Aspen Prize Top 150 —
awarded by the Aspen Institute — is considered the
signature recognition for high achievement and performance among
American community colleges. Tri-C was the only Ohio school
named to the Top 150 list for 2021.
This distinction makes the College eligible to compete for the
$1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the
winner of which will be announced in spring 2023.
Selection was based on student outcomes that include learning,
completion rates, employment rates, earnings and equity. The
Aspen Institute reviewed data from a pool of more than 1,000
public two-year colleges.
“The Aspen Prize Top 150 is among the highest honors any
community college can receive,” said Tri-C President Alex
Johnson. “The fact that we have now been able to garner this
honor twice in a row shows how consistently high our performance
is as an institution and how committed everyone at Tri-C is to
maintaining those standards.”
Josh Wyner, executive director of
the Aspen Institute, notes that institutions who appear on the
Top 150 list all recognize the need for expanding educational
access to all students, regardless of backround or means —
something on which Tri-C has focused under Johnson’s leadership.
“Leaders of exceptional community colleges understand that
achieving excellence requires expanding college access and
increasing degree completion, but it doesn’t stop there,” Wyner
said. “They are committed to ensuring that all students,
including students of color and those from low-income
backgrounds, graduate with the skills needed to secure a job
with family- sustaining wages or successfully transfer to and
graduate from a university.”
The Aspen Prize Top 150 represents institutions in 34 states.
Visit highered.aspneinsititute.org/aspen-prize for
a full list of the Top 150 eligible institutions and to read
more on the selection process.
Employers, find Training at Tri-C Workforce Hiring Fair
Nov. 18 event will take place at Transportation Innovation
Center in Euclid
CLEVELAND: Job seekers and employers alike will find
opportunities at the Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®)
Workforce Hiring Fair, Nov. 18, 2021 at the Transportation
Innovation Center in Euclid. The event, scheduled from 10 a.m.
to 1 p.m., is free and open to the public.
Job seekers can learn about in-demand opportunities in
industries including supply chain, logistics technology,
warehousing, truck driving and manufacturing and more. On-site
interviews will be available with more than 20 regional
employers and recruiters.
Those just beginning to research career opportunities can speak
with Tri-C representatives about the College’s training
programs, from eight-week fast-track certificates to associate
degrees. In addition, military veterans can explore
veteran-focused employment and programs.
Employers in the supply chain, logistics technology,
warehousing, truck driving and manufacturing spaces are invited
to meet potential employees from a pool of qualified, motivated
candidates, available for on-site interviews.
Free employer registration includes a six-foot table and chairs,
private interview space and two boxed lunches per organization.
The Transportation Innovation Center is located at 24881
Rockwell Drive. Call 216-987-4107 or visit tri-c.edu/myjob to
register or learn more.