SOCHE enhances employment prospects for students and graduates and builds the regional workforce for employers.

SOCHE Workforce Development Programs

SOCHE develops the Southwestern Ohio workforce from high school, through undergraduate, master's, and post-doctoral education, to post-graduation and career changes. Browse through SOCHE Workforce Development programs below to find the option that best suits your goals.

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The SOCHEIntern Program offers students in all disciplines the opportunity to connect with internship positions in various corporate, non-profit, governmental, and small business settings.

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Defense Associated Graduate Student Innovators (DAGSI) expands regional engineering education and research opportunities at the masters and doctoral levels to support Ohio’s economic growth by strengthening the intellectual infrastructure in technology and developing engineering workforce talent.


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SOCHE Engage

SOCHE Engage provides K-12 students and regional employers the opportunity to connect at events, job shadows, and internship positions. SOCHE Engage works to inspire young people to pursue a career in key industries, to train the future workforce , and to promote innovation within the workplace.

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The Aerospace Professional Development Center (APDC) works with industry and government, institutions and organizations ensure Ohio’s Aerospace and Defense workforce needs are met.

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CinDay Cyber

The Cincinnati-Dayton Cyber Corridor (CinDay Cyber) works to stimulate cybersecurity education and workforce development in the Southwestern Ohio Region.

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20 by 20 CHALLENGE

The 20 by 20 CHALLENGE is an initiative of SOCHE member colleges and universities to increase the number of internships to 20,000 by 2020.

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