Northwest State Community College has been awarded a $15,000 AT&T Aspire contribution. The contribution will provide much-needed financial assistance to five adult students, ages 25+, who have each completed at least 12 credit hours at NSCC. State Representative Rob McColley of the 81st district of the Ohio House of Representatives was instrumental in helping to secure the funding, which is part of an ongoing commitment by AT&T to support education and workforce development in northwest Ohio.
At a recent press conference held at the College, NSCC students and faculty provided guests with a demonstration of prosthetics students have been working on using a 3-D printer. Remarks by parties involved in the contribution application process followed the demonstration.
NSCC President Dr. Tom Stuckey began the official presentation by offering his thanks to AT&T noting that, “The funding is geared (to) our typical student, who is age 25, and is working and attending (college) part-time.”
Rep. McColley echoed those thanks to AT&T, and in his remarks said, “Northwest State is certainly one of the economic driving engines of northwest Ohio.” McColley also noted that the financial assistance could have a lasting, positive impact on talent retention and workforce development in the area.
AT&T’s signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire drives innovation in education through technology, social innovation and relationships to ensure all students have the skills they need to succeed in school and beyond.
Nicolette Jaworski, director of external affairs for AT&T Ohio, praised the College and its programs, while noting the ongoing importance of a skilled adult workforce. “As a company, we’re constantly innovating, and Northwest State is clearly at the forefront of innovation,” Jaworski said. “Keeping an educated workforce in northwest Ohio is a huge strength for the entire state and for us as a company.”
About Philanthropy & Social Innovation at AT&T
AT&T is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its community initiatives, AT&T has a long history of investing in projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; or address community needs. The company’s signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire, drives innovation in education to promote student success in school and beyond. With a financial commitment of $400 million since 2008, AT&T is leveraging technology, relationships and social innovation to help all students make their biggest dreams a reality.
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