PIQUA — Edison State Community College will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house event on Thursday, March 9, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the West Hall of the Piqua Campus to introduce its latest resource, Edison State Works.
Edison State Works is a workforce development and education initiative intended to connect Edison State students and staff, regional employers, and communities with an opportunity for growth.
The initiative is tightly bound to Edison State’s mission statement and strategic plan which states: “Edison State Community College provides the learning opportunities, support services and commitment that enables students to complete their educational goals and realize their dreams.”
“It is my hope that Edison State Works will act as the catalyst for creative avenues between our talented students and high-demand, well-paid careers in our region,” said Edison State President Dr. Doreen Larson.
“Edison State Community College has the potential to act as a major factor in the health and growth of the economy in the region and Edison State Works will provide the framework from which we can begin to reach that potential.”
The designated area will serve as a place for area businesses and organizations to connect with Edison State students, faculty and staff to raise awareness, build and strengthen relationships, and further develop workforce opportunities.
“While a major component of Edison State Works is the newly purposed space, the project itself aspires to engage the entire campus and communities we serve to impact each of our students in a positive way,” added Dr. Larson.
“We want to take a new approach to the work-based learning experience and strengthen our overall partnerships with regional employers.”
The open house event will include light refreshments. For more information or to RSVP, contact the Edison State Office of Business and Community Partnerships by calling 778-7805 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.