To recognize the contributions of military families, the Ohio Department of Education is eliminating fees for their educator licenses. Beginning Jan. 2, 2015, the fees for any initial Ohio educator license (including an alternative resident educator workforce development license), permit or certificate – or for a renewal – will be waived for candidates who are veterans with honorable discharges or current service members of all branches of the United States Armed Forces, including the National Guard or Reserves. Spouses of active-duty service members also may receive a license free of charge.
Additionally, if the veteran is eligible, VA benefits may also be used for covering the costs of any licensure examination or test (if applicable) required for an educator license.
Please share this information with your recruitment office and licensure and testing office on campus.
For more information see this link: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Other-Resources/Family-and-Community-Engagement/Supporting-Ohio-s-Military-Families/Educator-License-Fees-Elimin-for-Veterans-and-Acti
A program to help better prepare high school and adult students for careers in robotics and other advanced manufacturing careers is expanding into Northeast Ohio.
Grants, up to $5,000, are available to registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and tax exempt public service agencies in the United States that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their communities. Grants are given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials or services. The mission is to ensure that every veteran has a safe place to call home. Priority will be placed on volunteer projects that fit the following criteria:
1. Projects serving veterans and their families, whether that’s repairing homes or improving facilities; and
2. Projects involving veterans volunteering to help other veterans in the communities where they live.
To learn more click here.
Spencer Wolf, a 2013 graduate of Kettering Fairmont High School’s career-tech digital design program, will represent the United States in this summer’s WorldSkills competition in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is one of 19 U.S. qualifiers in the 43rd international test in 45 categories that include automotive technology, bricklaying, manufacturing, restaurant services and graphic design.
Wolf works with clients at his own design firm, Wolf Graphic Design, while enrolled at Sinclair Community College. He qualified for the Aug. 11-16 WorldSkills events based on his demonstrated knowledge and skills in a seven-hour design test offered to top SkillsUSA competitors. WorldSkills draws competitors from 72 countries within five continents. Resumé-building gold, silver and bronze awards are presented.
The Office of Career-Technical Education, in partnership with the Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education, will designate exemplary career-tech seniors from the Class of 2015. For the fourth consecutive year, one promising senior will be chosen from each of Ohio’s 15 career fields. The association will award the Darrell Parks Scholarship of $1,000 each to two of the 15. The partnership, which is new in 2015, will provide increased recognition, including certificates from Superintendent of Public Instruction Richard A. Ross and visibility in a presentation during the association’s conference this summer. To learn more and download the scholarship application form, click here. Submission deadline is March 15, 2015.