Last November Hocking College became one of five Southern Ohio campuses that received a portion of a $5.3 million dollar grant courtesy of the Regionally Aligned Priorities In Delivering Skills (RAPIDS) program.
What is RAPIDS?
RAPIDS is a division of the Ohio Department of Higher Education that provides workforce development-oriented grants. These grants are awarded regionally for the purpose of purchasing equipment used by colleges, universities, occupational training centers, and business partners to better prepare students who are about to enter the workforce.
How Much Money Did Each School Receive?
Hocking College received $162,000 from the grant. The other schools that received a share of the RAPID funds are:
- Southern State Community College: $419,647
- Shawnee State University: $81,780
- Rio Grande Community College: $142,640
- Ohio University’s Main & Southern Campuses: $168,933
What Programs Will Benefit From These Grants?
The funds from the RAPIDS grant will benefit the following areas of study:
- Information technology
- Advanced manufacturing
- Additive manufacturing
- Cloud manufacturing
- Smart business automation
More information on the RAPIDS grant can be found on the Ohio Department of Higher Education's website.