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February 2011
In This Issue
Tri-C Helps Employers Achieve Training Goals
Sen. Brown Visits Tri-C to Promote Tax Credit for College Students
Tri-C Celebrates the Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Tri-C Opens Veterans Ed Center at Louis Stokes VA Center
Student Spotlight - Christopher Poston
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Dear Friends of Tri-C,

At Tri-C we value our strong relationships with our civic and community leaders, and have developed this e-newsletter to share information with you.


As always, there is a lot of news to share! We begin this issue of the Community Connection  with a feature on some of our many workforce training efforts because we know that job creation and workforce skill development are currently hot topics for many Ohioans and Ohio policy makers.  Tri-C plays a vital role in these efforts in Northeast Ohio, partnering with many employers and industries to train both new and incumbent workers.


If you would like to know more about Tri-C's workforce training programs, or know of a company interested in exploring the possibility of a partnership, please feel free to contact us and we'll be sure to make that connection.

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Claire Rosacco
Vice President for Government Relations and Community Outreach


Tri-C Helps Employers Achieve Training Goals 


Developing the workforce of Northeast Ohio is an important part of Cuyahoga Community College's mission, and Tri-C partners with many Northeast Ohio employers, large and small, to help them achieve their workforce training goals.  Tri-C offers a mix of credit and non-credit coursework and can develop custom training depending upon employer needs. 


Click here to read more about partnerships with Ford Motor Company, American Greetings and the Cleveland Clinic.


Dr. Rowell, Sen. Brown, Student Sue Kestranek 

Sen. Brown Visits
Tri-C to Promote Tax Credit for College Students


U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown highlighted the importance of seeking out all available financial assistance for college education, in a speech to more than 100 potential students, families, community members and media at Cuyahoga Community College's (Tri-C ®) Western Campus on Sunday, February 13. More... 

Jeff JohnsonTri-C Celebrates the Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King


Approximately 800 community members joined Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) at its 34th annual birthday observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. January 16 at the Metro Campus Auditorium. The Tri-C celebration is the longest-running MLK event hosted in Cleveland. More... 

Veterans Education Center Opening

Tri-C Opens Veterans Ed Center at
Louis Stokes VA Center


Tri-C officially opened the new Tri-C Veterans Education Connection Center at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center December 7.  Developed in partnership with AT&T, the new distance learning lab meets the needs of veteran students not quite ready for the campus environment with access to high-quality, distance learning degree program opportunities and support services from Tri-C.


It is believed to be the first distance-learning lab located in a VA Center nationally. More... 

Christopher PostonStudent Spotlight

Christopher Poston

Christoper Poston was a high school drop-out, but he quickly learned that wasn't going to get him very far in life.


"I dropped out of high school my senior year," explains Poston. "But after two years of fast food work, I decided to get my life on track... I got myself back in high school. And while working on my high school diploma, I also managed to knock out two semesters here at Tri-C." 

Opened in 1963, Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) is Ohio's first community college and remains the state's largest, serving more than 55,000 students each year. More than 900,000 county residents have come through Tri-C's doors.

The college offers two-year associate degrees, certificate programs, and the first two years of a baccalaureate degree. The curriculum includes over 1,000 credit courses in more than 140 career, certificate and university transfer programs. 

Courses are offered at four campus locations, two Corporate College® facilities, many off-campus sites, and via television and the Internet.

Office of Government Relations & Community Outreach

Claire Rosacco, Vice President

700 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115

(216) 406-8821 


Stephanie Franz, Government Affairs Liaison

700 Carnegie Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44115

(216) 987-3499