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UF, Owens awarded grants

The University of Findlay and Owens Community College’s Findlay campus have been jointly awarded $367,491 in state grants.
The money will be used to better prepare students for internships, and the University of Findlay will hire four specialists to assist in placing students in internships.
“We are very excited to be able to provide better-streamlined and more efficient career-centered services to UF students and alumni. The ultimate goal of the University of Findlay is to equip students for meaningful lives and productive careers,” said Phil Gunder, director of internships and cooperative education at Findlay.
The state funding is from casino license fees.
Funding was awarded to 10 community colleges and 15 public or private universities that are partnering with 30 other postsecondary institutions. Those schools receiving grants must match the amount given through private donations, according to the University of Findlay.
The grants are part of Gov. John Kasich’s workforce development strategies to align Ohio’s higher education curriculum with skills that are in demand by Ohio’s businesses, according to the university.

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