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Tri-C to honor Frank Jackson with Courtyard Dedication, Scholarship

CLEVELAND: Throughout his career, Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson has been a proud supporter of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®). As Jackson prepares to step down after 16 years as mayor, Tri-C is showing its appreciation for his many years of support with a courtyard dedication and new scholarship fund.

Jackson, who earned his first degree at Tri-C, has championed many initiatives involving the College, including Cleveland Promise, which provided Cleveland Metropolitan School District students with tuition support at Tri-C; and the Community Benefits Agreement, an arrangement between the city and local contractors that provided work opportunities for Cleveland residents trained by Tri-C programs.

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“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 courtyard’s entrances.

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.edu/committedtocleveland.

 

Tri-C receives second Aspen Prize Top 150 Community College honor

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.

 

Meet 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.

  

 

 
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