In total, 10 colleges and 13 public or private universities will receive grants, which require matching funds from employers. The University of Cincinnati, Ohio State University and Wright State University will receive the highest amounts, at $1.8 million, $1.5 million and $1.3 million, respectively.
“This will help us keep a lot of our best and brightest in the area and allow us to attract students who left our region for higher education and co-ops to come back to the region,” said Joseph Slater, assistant dean of Wright State’s College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Slater said Wright State will work with local employers to find funds to create the 193 internship positions it originally submitted for approval to the state because of the need for people to fill jobs in the area. Wright State was given a state grant for about 100 internships, according to the Board of Regents.
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