Antioch College forges partnership with Ohio businesses
- Published: December 14, 2012
Antioch College, in collaboration with Miami University’s Institute for the Environment and Sustainability, is establishing a new set of cooperative education (co-op) relationships with employers involved in Ohio’s dynamic food processing industry. Known as the Ohio Agrarian Trade (OAT) Partnership, the program is intended to build student skills through direct immersion in the world of work. The Ohio Board of Regents has recommended funding of $140,676 to support the initiative as it will result in the establishment of new co-op opportunities for 52 undergraduate students.
The purpose of the OAT Partnership Program is to increase understanding of the knowledge and skill sets required by employers of Ohio food producers, as well as improve undergraduate curricula relating to food production. The program aims to align academic training with the needs of the food industry to foster sustained relationships between students, educators and employers and to emphasize career opportunities linked to Ohio’s agrarian trade.
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