Owens Community College has been chosen along with 10 other academic institutions throughout the country to participate in a national program designed to train 10,000 baby boomers over the next three years for new jobs in healthcare, education and social service. The value of the grant is $3.2 million; the amount to be allocated to Owens will be determined later this year.
The average age for students at Owens is 27. The campus has seen an increase in the number of older students in the wake of The Great Recession as many adults have gone back to school to complete their education or start anew. Cory Stine is the Director of Admissions at Owens. "We are seeing a lot of students pursuing business management, technology, things like that," Mr. Stine said.
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