New Miami program helping students learn careers in Hamilton, Middletown could spread Ohio-wide

1 Nov 2020

A new experimental school-to-work program based at Miami University’s Hamilton and Middletown regional campuses is the template for all Ohio community and four-year universities, state leaders and school officials said this week.

And the Hamilton component of Miami’s Work Plus Program may eventually include providing downtown housing for participating students, said Ohio Senator Bill Coley, R-Liberty Twp., who sponsored the state law for creating the unique program.

The more than three dozen participating students, who are attending two- and four-year degree classes at the regionals campuses, work 20 hours for a local companies in a variety of jobs aligning with their areas of study.

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