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February 12, 2020

Dialogues 20-05 Educational Service Center

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CHALLENGES OF COLLEGE AND CAREER…AND HELP

SUPT. GALLO

It’s becoming a more frequently asked question by high school students.  How does one deal with the prospect of attending college and running up huge financial debt?  At the same time, how can a student to determine a career where he or she would be happy spending a lifetime.?  The Educational Service Center of Lorain County, which assists public schools in developing programs to tackle issues like student career development, is in the process of looking at career alternatives.  In this Dialogues program, hear from the superintendent of the Educational Service Center of Lorain County, Franco Gallo, as he explains what’s being done in his teamwork with local school administrators.

May 8, 2019

Dialogues 19-12 LCCC SAIL Program – Dr. Ballinger

Another Innovative Program from LCCC

SAIL is a program for students who come from families in which no one has ever

BALLINGER

attended college and/or are in low income situations, now have a means to attend college and receive a degree and more.  S-A-I-L stands for Students Accelerating in Learning.  In this “Dialogues” interview, the  President of Lorain County Community College, Dr. Marcia Ballinger, offers details of this program and its success. Information is also provided on how anyone can learn more about it.  Individuals can contact Matt Mercado at LCCC—at 1- 440-366-7320…or email him at: mmercado@lorainccc.edu.

April 22, 2019

Dialogues 19-11 Lake Erie College

LAKE ERIE COLLEGE: AN INTERVIEW WITH THE PRESIDENT

POSLER

Dr. Brian Posler is the 12th president of Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio, a position he assumed in 2016.  It’s an institution that has existed from before the Civil War and is considered a “Hidden Gem” among small colleges in Ohio.  Situated in Lake County this small college offers a rigorous liberal arts education, one of the country’s rare, Equine education programs, and much more.  Listen as he describes to Bob Tayek many of the unique facets of the institution.

April 7, 2019

Dialogues 19-10 Ode Family Foundation

A NEW FOUNDATION ADDS TO THE TYPES OF HELP AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS

FRED ODE

The Guardian Angel fund is a newly established aid program for students at Lorain County Community College and is designed to assist students who may have unusual needs in their quest to complete their education.   Hear about this new fund offering these unusual forms of assistance to students when Bob Tayek interviews  the founder of Foundation Software Company in Strongsville, Fred Ode, and learn  what prompted him to establish the Guardian Angel Fund and how it it will benefit LCCC students.

Dialogues 19-09 Teen Mental Health

HELP IS AVAILABLE FOR TROUBLED TEENS

     KERN

This, our second program on teen mental health, provides an update with the executive director of the Lorain county mental health board, Kathleen Kern.  Did you know that 25% of teens in the United States suffer from some sort of depression?  This is a serious problem for some teens, especially in this day of cyber space  with the large amount of time teens are spending in front of video screens.  Kern discusses the problem of teen depression in this informative interview, offering some helpful remedies to parents and students including a crisis text line and a web site which can immediately help students who are trying to combat depression.

March 19, 2019

Dialogues on Education 19-08 FLEX Program, Part 2

A STRONG CAREER TRAINING PROGRAM GROWS

On this Dialogues program, the FlexFactor program begun at Lorain County Community College’s Early College High School is now expanding to school districts across the county.  It involves local businesses and industry in developing student talent with the idea for future employment in the area of Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing.    Students are immersed into the world of advanced manufacturing technology.  They then  may continue into LCCC’s Micro Electronic  Mechanical Systems program where there has been great success in having each student involved in an internship, and in many cases, full time employment with local industries.  FlexFactor College Prep Coordinator Deanna Hersko  (right, above) and Director of Talent and Business Innovation, Terri Sandu (right, below), are the featured guests with information on how students can get involved.

Dialogues on Education 19-07 LCCC and NEXTFLEX

LORAIN COUNTY LINKS TO SILICON VALLEY FOR JOB PREP HELP

PARMETER

NextFlex is a California company located in the famed Silicon Valley which chose Lorain County and LCCC’s Early College High School as its first non-West Coast location to introduce its innovative program that allows middle and high school students to gain industry exposure to kickstart their career paths. The area of cutting-edge flexible electronics is introduced to students. Innovations in this area apply to many industries from automotive to medical and beyond. Program Director Brynt Parmeter offers insights into how the program works, how it has expanded in Lorain County and how students are learning about new career paths in this “Dialogues” interview.

March 13, 2019

Dialogues on Education 19-06 Elyria Schools’ New Superintendent

THE NEW SUPERINTENDENT:  NOT NEW TO ELYRIA

  SCHLOSS

The new Superintendent of the Elyria Public School system is a product of the Elyria Public Schools and believes that knowing the community as she does, will help her to achieve the educational goals for the community to graduate productive citizens. Ann Schloss has served quite successfully as the Academic Services Director for the district giving her knowledgeable background in curriculum and teaching. Hear Ann’s discussion of the Elyria schools and what she would like to see them accomplish on this “Dialogues” program.

Dialogues on Education 19-05 Training for MEMS Careers

MEMS:  Careers for Now and the Future

Vanderford with students

Micro Electric Mechanical Systems is a relatively new program at Lorain County Community College but it has great success. Students are required to be involved in internships which most often proceed into full-time jobs while receiving a degree and supporting local manufacturers who are in need of the skilled workers.  Johnny Vanderford (pictured with students) is the Director of the MEMS program at LCCC.   He explains how the program works, the fact that employers are asking for these student interns, and the high success rate of student employment once they finish and without a lot of college debt. [LCCC photo]

February 3, 2019

Dialogues on Education 19-02 Fund for Our Economic Future

THOUGHTS ON THE FUTURE OF THE LOCAL ECONOMY

Whitehead

The economic future of Lorain County involves expansion of job creation, preparation, access, and education. A consortium of local groups is formulating a plan to unify Lorain County’s communities in this effort.  Brad Whitehead is the president of the Fund for Our Economic Future” who lead the first meeting in this effort and in this “Dialogues” program he talks about the importance of education development for the future of Lorain County.

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