Today’s Students are Tomorrow’s Future: MEP Internship Program Returns

category-badge-WORKFORCEThrough Work-Based Learning, students gain valuable work experience and a better understanding of job requirements while employers gain the benefit of exposing the future labor pool to potential careers and recruiting quality job candidates. Ohio MEP understands the immense value of Work-Based Learning and is once again offering financial assistance to manufacturers who hire local high school students for internships in manufacturing-related occupations.

The Ohio MEP Internship Program reimburses manufacturers 50% of the intern’s wages, up to a maximum of $1,500 (e.g. $3,000 in student wages). Eligible students must attend a Career Tech school or participate in a Project Lead The Way program, and their internship experiences should closely relate to their program of study.

Interested employers select candidate students by working together with a local educational institution and Ohio MEP affiliate OH!Manufacturing. Once selected, the employer agrees to provide the intern with a Work-Based Learning experience in a manufacturing setting as directed by the educational institution, including compliance with all state requirements. An agreement will then be executed between the employer and OH!Manufacturing in order to secure financial assistance from Ohio MEP.

Requests for reimbursement must be submitted by June 15, 2016. Financial assistance is available on a first-come basis and funds are limited to 14 students.

To learn more about this program, discuss specific details, or request an application, contact us.

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Jill Jones

Marketing Communications Manager at PolymerOhio Inc.

Jill is a formally trained graphic and web designer and writer who has been employed as such for more than 18 years. Her experience includes long-term employment with a Columbus-based technology consulting firm that worked closely for years with the State and Federal government, and the Human Resources & Engagement Department of Honda North America. She manages both of PolymerOhio's websites, their social media, blog writing and editing of guest posts, and marketing materials.
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