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Workplace Readiness Certificates
- Communication – use of oral and written skills to clearly communicate thoughts and ideas
- Effort – demonstration of strong work ethic and preparedness for assignments
- Quality of Work – applicable to classroom work and academic performance
- Attendance – ability to manage oneself
- Time Management – punctuality, preparedness, handing in assignments on time
- Professionalism – image put forth by student in terms of actions, appearance and attitude
About the Complete College Ohio Task Force
College completion rates in the state of Ohio are some of the lowest in the country, with Ohio ranking 38th on the spectrum of graduating college students, according to the Ohio Higher Ed website. To determine why completion rates are so low – and what can be done to improve them – the Ohio Board of Regents partnered with the university system in the state, which includes community colleges and adult education centers as well as four-year institutions.
Log Some Service Hours
Many community colleges offer students the opportunity to flex their volunteer muscles through a variety of community service projects. According to the American Association of Community Colleges, volunteer work offers a myriad of benefits to students, including the ability to engage in the civic community and learn new skills they can take with them after graduation. This organization now promotes service learning to more than 1,200 schools nationwide. Service options might include work with specific organizations in the area or individual projects organized by the community college and based on the specific needs of the local neighborhood.
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Study Indicates International Business a Focal Point at Community Colleges
The recent study was conducted by researchers at Michigan State University. According to the MSU website, the study found that in 2008, only about 51 percent of community colleges in the country were offering basic courses in international business. In just four years, that number has skyrocketed to 85 percent. With a significant number of college students in the United States attending community college today, those findings show the country is on the right track to cultivating a more globally-minded workforce in the future.