Business-Education Connection Grant Program - Currently on Hiatus
With the support of local businesses, the Union County Business-Education Connection Grant Program allows educators in Union County school districts to seek funding to implement classroom projects that focus on business development, financial literacy, economic and entrepreneurial development. The projects implemented are designed to help students understand the functions of Capitalism and the open-market theory. For more information, please contact the Union County Chamber of Commerce by calling 937.642.6279.
Union County Higher Education Committee
The Union County Chamber of Commerce's Higher Education Committee functions with the purpose of attracting and expanding higher educational opportunities for Union County students, residents, and incumbent workers. While the ultimate goal of the committee is to attract a physical branch institution to Union County, it also works with existing education providers, colleges and universities to ensure that programs and curriculum meet the needs of the private industry. For more information, please contact the Union County Chamber of Commerce by calling 937.642.6279.
Union County Smart Workforce Committee
A Smart Workforce Committee has been established to promote the advancement of educational and training opportunities for students and incumbent workers interested in smart mobility-related careers. Members of the committee include representatives from DriveOhio/ODOT, The Ohio State University, Columbus State Community College, Transportation Research Center, Ohio Hi-Point Career Center, Marion Technical College, Marysville Early College High School, and private sector partners. For more information, please contact the Union County-Marysville Economic Development Partnership by calling 937.642.6279.
Union County Leadership Institute
The Union County Leadership Institute offers professionals an experience of hands-on education and networking through a 10-month program. During this period, students are exposed to issues impacting Union County, frequent contact with influential business and community leaders, networking with peers, and the development of leadership skills. Graduates emerge with high standards of personal quality and integrity, respect, responsibility, reliability and a sincere interest in community issues. For more information, please contact the Union County Chamber of Commerce by calling 937.642.6279.
Young Entrepreneurs Academy
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a groundbreaking and exciting year long class that transforms middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Throughout the class, students develop business ideas, write business plans, conduct market research, pitch their plans to a panel of investors, and actually launch and run their own real, legal, fully formed companies and social movements. Complete with dynamic guest speakers from the local business community and exciting behind-the-scenes trips to local companies, the fun, projects-based YEA! approach empowers students to take charge of their futures in a profound way. For more information, please click here.
Columbus Internships is a program of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and connects local college students with regional employers for internship opportunities.
Diversity and Inclusion Technology Internship Program
The Diversity and Inclusion Technology Internship Program is available to companies interested in college students that can provide a young and diverse talent pool. Employers can be reimbursed up to two-thirds of internship wages.
Ohio Export Internship Program
The Ohio Export Internship Program is designed to match businesses with highly motivated students from Ohio universities and colleges who have taken export-focused coursework. Employers can be reimbursed up to 50% of internship expenses.
Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership - High School Internship Program
The Ohio MEP - High School Internship Program is available to manufacturing companies interested in establishing an internship program for high school students. Employers can be reimbursed up to $1,500 of internship expenses.
Marysville Early College High School & Ohio Hi-Point Career Internship Program
The Marysville Early College High School is searching for internships and job shadowing experiences for junior year students. Students will be requested to secure an internship/shadowing experience that matches a business related to their interest and career pathway. Students will apply for internship opportunities in January. The approximate length of an internship would be for one semester for around 60 hours. For more information, please contact Tammy Cooper, Transition Specialist/Internship Coordinator at 937.578.7344 or email.
North Union High School Internship Program
Businesses interested in establishing an internship, job shadow, or mentoring program within the North Union Local School District may contact Janel Chapman via email.
Tolles Career & Technical Center Internship Program
Businesses interested in establishing an internship, job shadow, or mentoring program within the Tolles CTC District (Fairbanks, Jonathan Alder, Dublin, Hilliard school districts) may contact Steve Cawley via email.
MORPC Local Government Internship Program
MORPC is a voluntary association of approximately 60 Central Ohio governments and regional organizations that envisions and embraces innovative directions in transportation, energy and air quality, data and mapping, land use, planning and the environment, legislative advocacy, and economic prosperity. MORPC provides a Local Government Internship Program to member governments. For more information, please contact MORPC by calling 614.228.2663.